What seemed like a long rebuilding year for the Lady Cats Basketball Team ended Monday with a bi-district loss to Jacksonville, 55-26 at Tyler Junior College. It’s the second year in a row, the Maidens ended the Lady Cats’ season.
The Lady Cats came in as their district’s number four seed and Jacksonville was the district 16-5A champion with a perfect 14-0 district mark. The Maidens are ranked #13 in Class 5A and they improved their season record to 24-8.
The Lady Cats ended the year with a record of 11-24. They were 3-7 in district play.
The Lady Cats struggled all season after losing four starters off of last year’s team and then injuries came. Despite all of this, the Lady Cats made their way into the playoffs. They will lose only two seniors off of their playoff roster of 10 players: Colbria Harrison and the versatile Kate Womack.
On KSST and Cable Channel 18’s Saturday Morning Coaches Show, Lady Cats Coach Brittney Tisdell said she was proud of her team for winning a playoff spot after their disappointment in losing their final district game to Texas High.
Monday night, junior Nylah Lindley led the Lady Cats with 11 points. Senior Kate Womack, freshman Kenzie Willis and sophomore Hannah Cordell all scored 4 points. Freshman Addisyn Wall had 3 points.
Monday evening the Lady Cats quickly fell into a hole against Jacksonville and they trailed 25-4 after one quarter. After that, the Lady Cats played the Maidens pretty close. Jacksonville only outscored the Lady Cats 7-5 in the second quarter, 15-10 in the third quarter and 8-7 in the fourth quarter.
Jacksonville had four players in double figures led by Tamia Tucker with 15 points.