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Lady Cats Lose to Tourney Host Edgewood

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The Lady Cats’ basketball team came out on the short end of a double overtime game Friday morning (December 7) in an Edgewood tournament. The Lady Cats lost to tournament host Edgewood, 62-59.

The Lady Cats had to play both overtimes and several minutes of regulation without point guard Sadavia Porter who picked up her fifth foul with 3:21 left in the fourth quarter. Porter left with 20 points and 2 three point baskets. Still the Lady Cats fought into overtime and a second overtime. Edgewood made a few more plays in the second overtime.

Autumn Tanton led all scorers with 25 points including a three-point basket. Danielle Godbolt had 7 points and a three-pointer. Kate Womack had 6 points with a three-pointer. Aliyah Abron scored 1 point.

For the second straight morning, the Lady Cats struggled early. Edgewood was red hot from behind the arc and led 17-7 after one quarter. The Lady Cats outscored Edgewood, 18-8 in the second quarter and the game was tied 25-25 at the half. The Lady Bulldogs led 39-36 after three quarters but the Lady Cats evened the score after regulation at 47-47. Both teams scored 6 points in the first overtime to make it 53-53. Edgewood outscored the Lady Cats, 9-6 in the second overtime.

The Lady Cats complete pool play Friday at 6:40 p.m. against Kaufman. The Lady Cats are now 1-2 in the tournament with a win over Wills Point and losses to Gilmer and Edgewood.

The Lady Cats are now 9-3 for the season.

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Author: Staff Reporter

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