The state’s #3 ranked team proved to be a mountain too high to climb for the Lady Cats’ basketball team as Frisco Lone Star won 71-41 in an Area playoff game Thursday night at Rockwall High School.
The Rangers started the game fast scoring the first ten points. They led 21-10 after the first quarter. The Lady Cats settled down in the second quarter and played much better. The Rangers still outscored them 17-14 to take a 38-24 halftime lead. Frisco Lone Star led after three quarters, 59-37.
Senior Kaylee Jefferson gave it all she had and scored 19 points. Nobody in the game scored any more. Sadavia Porter was also fearless against the mighty Rangers and she had 15 points. Autumn Tanton scored 5 points and senior Imani Taylor had 2 points. Stats for the game show the Lady Cats hit 15 of 41 shots for 37%. They were only 2 of 9 from three point range for 22% The Lady Cats made 9 of 16 free throws for 56%. Jefferson led the Lady Cats with 9 rebounds including 7 offensive rebounds. The Lady Cats had only 7 deflections and 6 steals. Jefferson had a block. The Lady Cats had 16 turnovers.
The Lady Cats end a fine season with a 26-6 record. They were district co-champions and bi-district champs defeating Mesquite Poteet, 52-30 on Monday night.