In a back and forth game, the Lady Cats Basketball Team got outscored in overtime, 11-5 in a 55-49 loss to Liberty-Eyau Monday afternoon (November 25) at the Main Gym at Sulphur Springs High School. The Lady Cats season record slipped to 3-5. The Lady Leopards improved to 4-1 for the season. Liberty-Eylau took a 13-11 lead after the first quarter. The Lady Cats surged ahead in the second period and were up 28-27 at halftime. The Lady Leopards moved back up by three points, 41-38 after three quarters. Points were hard to come by in the fourth quarter as they Lady Cats outscored Liberty-Eylau 6-3 in the quarter to tie the game after regulation, 44-44. In overtime after the teams traded baskets, L-E went on a run that proved to be the difference in the game. The run was fueled by several steals by the Lady Leopards using their full court press. The deficit proved too much for the Lady Cats to overcome. Freshman Serenity Lewis had a huge scoring game tallying 23 points before fouling out in overtime. Freshman Kenzie Willis and senior Kate Womack had 7 points each. Junior Nylah Lindley scored 6 points. Freshman Addisyn Wall added 4 points and junior Bre’Asia Ivery had 2 points. In a post game interview, Lady Cats Coach Brittney Tisdell said she told her team she would work with them to fix their young mistakes so they could come after the teams next year that are getting the best of them this year. She credited her team for playing hard and never giving up. Coach Tisdell said she scheduled Liberty-Eylau because she knew they would be athletic. She said the Lady Leopards will help the Lady Cats get ready for district team’s that are athletic like Texas High. The Lady Cats practiced Tuesday before taking most of the rest of the week off for Thanksgiving holidays. The Lady Cats return to action on Tuesday, December 3 at Terrell.
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