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Lady Cats Defeat Gilmer, Emory Rains in Winnsboro Hoopfest

The Lady Cats’ basketball team took two wins in the Winnsboro Hoopfest Thursday. The Lady Cats defeated Gilmer, 46-34 in the high school gym and topped Emory Rains, 52-42 in the junior high gym.

In the Gilmer game, the Lady Cats outscored the Lady Buckeyes in every quarter. Kaylee Jefferson and Autumn Tanton both scored 14 points. Sadavia Porter added 12 points. Imani Taylor and Danielle Godbolt both scored three points. Taylor, Godbolt and Jefferson all had a three point basket. Tanton grabbed 12 rebounds and Jefferson had 10. The Lady Cats had 20 steals with Porter getting 8 of them.

In the Rains game, the Lady Cats jumped out to an 18-7 first quarter lead and led 28-16 at the half. Rains cut into the lead in the third quarter but still trailed 42-34. The Lady Cats outscored Rains 10-8 in the fourth quarter to take the 52-42 win. Sadavia Porter had 21 points. Autumn Tanton added 14 and Kaylee Jefferson had 12. Te’Arria Rose scored 3 points and Imani Taylor had 2. Porter hit 2 three-point baskets and Rose and Jefferson had one apiece. Jefferson had a team high 8 rebounds and 5 steals.

The #18 state ranked Lady Cats improved their season record to 6-1. The Lady Cats will play Texas High Friday at 10:40 a.m. in the Winnsboro High School Gym in the tournament’s Gold Bracket.

Author: Staff Reporter

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