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Lady Cats Lose to Texas High; Defeat Lindale

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The Lady Cats basketball team won one and lost one at the Winnsboro Hoopfest Friday. The Lady Cats lost to district foe Texas High, 46-38 and then outscored Lindale, 56-34. The Lady Cats have now won 3 and lost 1 in the tournament.

In the Texas High game, the Lady Cats trailed by a point, 9-8 after the first quarter. The Lady Cats outscored the Lady Tigers, 18-9 in the second quarter to take at 26-18 halftime lead. Texas High trimmed the lead to five, 32-27 after three quarters. The Lady Tigers used a big fourth quarter to win the game 46-38. They outscored the Lady Cats in the quarter 19-6. Kaylee Jefferson led the Lady Cats with 15 points. Sadavia Porter scored 7 points and Autumn Tanton had 6. Imani Taylor and Danielle Godbolt had 5 points apiece. Poor shooting hampered the Lady Cats. They shot only 24% for the game and 20% from three point range. To their credit, they made all 9 of their free throw attempts. The Lady Cats also had 26 turnovers. Godbolt had a team high 14 rebounds and Jefferson had 9.

Later the Lady Cats ended Friday on a high note with a big win over Lindale. The Lady Cats outscored the Lady Eagles in every quarter and continued to build their lead. Kaylee Jefferson had a huge game with 26 points including 4 three-pointers. Sadavia Porter added 18 points and Autumn Tanton had 6. Imani Taylor had 4 points and Danielle Godbolt had 2. The Lady Cats shot a fine 48% from the field. They hit both of their free throw attempts. Tanton led the team with 6 rebounds. The Lady Cats had only 12 turnovers.

The Lady Cats are now 7-2 for the season. They earned the right to play Mount Pleasant in the Gold Bracket Consolation Final at the Winnsboro Hoopfest Saturday at noon. Neither of the teams seem interested in playing this game. These two teams battled for the district championship last year and apparently both teams feel like two district games against each other is enough. This consolation final is not expected to be played.

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Author: Staff Reporter

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