Lady Cats Basketball Coach Brittney Tisdell called her team’s tight, 53-50 win over Princeton Friday evening (December 14) scary. He added she was glad the Lady Cats held on to win. The Lady Cats led 32-15 at the half but the Lady Panthers got to within 1 point late in the game.
Coach Tisdell said she had to sit point guard Sadavia Porter in the third quarter after she picked up her fourth foul. Coach Tisdell said none of the other Lady Cats guards wanted to bring the ball down court. She said later Danielle Godbolt and Te’Arria Rose joined Porter in foul trouble. Coach Tisdell said they were reluctant to risk picking up their fifth foul so Princeton was allowed to get some easy baskets. A Lady Panther also hit a pair of threes, including one banked in, to turn up the pressure on the Lady Cats.
In the fourth quarter, Autumn Tanton and Porter scored big points for the Lady Cats. Tanton had 2 baskets and a free throw and Porter added a basket and 4 out of 5 free throws. Tanton ended up with 26 points and Porter scored 20. Coach Tisdell said this was the Lady Cats best free throw game of the season. They hit 12 of 16 for 75%. Coach Tisdell said the Lady Cats have been working hard to improve from the line. She said she has even resorted to making players run if they miss free throws in practice.
The Lady Cats now have a season record of 13-3. The Lady Cats play North Lamar Tuesday in Wildcats Gym at 5:45 p.m.