The Lady Cats’ basketball team used a pair of long scoring runs to open the season with a 73-46 road win over a scrappy Emory Rains team Saturday afternoon.
The Lady Cats opened the game with a17 point run. Then they struggled as Emory Rains cut into the lead. The Lady Cats led 20-10 after the first quarter. Rains outscored the Lady Cats 17-6 in the second quarter and actually took a 27-26 halftime lead. Rain also scored to first four points in the third quarter and led 31-26. The Lady Cats then answered with 15 straight points to go up 41-31. The Lady Cats doubled their score in the third quarter to lead Rains 52-33. The Lady Cats continued to pull away outscoring the home team, 21-13, in the fourth quarter.
Quick point guard Sadavia Porter led the Lady Cats with 27 points including 3 three-pointers. Kaylee Jefferson poured in 26 points including 13 free throws and a three-pointer. Autumn Tanton scored 10 points. Te’Arria Rose had 7 points including a three. Laila King also banked in a three for three points.
The Lady Cats are 1-0 for the season. They play next at North Lamar Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.