The last Hugo, Oklahoma shot of the day failed to drop and the Lady Cats’ basketball team came away with a 43-42 win at Hugo Friday afternoon (December 21). Moments earlier, the Lady Cats trailed by one point with less than a minute left but they got the ball inside to senior post Autumn Tanton who managed to score a basket despite being fouled. The basket ended up being the winning one.
Tanton led the Lady Cats in scoring with 26 points including two three-pointers. Sadavia Porter scored 7 points with one three-pointer. Danielle Godbolt added 6 points with one basket beyond the arc. Nylah Lindley scored 2 points and also grabbed the big defensive rebound after the last Lady Buffaloes’ shot. Tarayla Kelley hit two free throws for 2 points. Tanton and Porter were able to make it to the end of the game with four fouls each.
For the second game in a row, the Lady Cats used the full court press to get off to a good start. The Lady Cats scored the game’s first 12 points. They led 15-8 after the first quarter. The Lady Buffaloes trimmed the Lady Cats’ lead to 4 points at the half as the Lady Cats led 24-20. The Lady Cats led 34-29 after three quarters. The Lady Cats had as much as a 7 point lead in the fourth quarter before Hugo rallied.
The Lady Cats improved their season record to 15-3. The Lady Cats now get several days off for Christmas break. They will play again next Thursday at 10 a.m. against Arkansas High in the Idabel, Oklahoma Winter Classic Tournament that will run through Saturday December 29.