The Lady Cats Basketball Team spent the second and third quarter building a double digit lead and, then, held on in the fourth quarter to get a 66-60 non-district road win at Nevada Community Monday afternoon, December 28.
After the two teams ended up tied, 14-14 after one quarter, the Lady Cats went up by 13 at the half leading 38-25. They added four more points to their lead in the third period and were up 52-35 after three. The Lady Braves stormed back in the fourth quarter outscoring the Lady Cats 25-14 but could not make up all of the deficit.
Despite some time on the bench due to foul trouble and some aches and pains, Lady Cats sophomore Kenzie Willis led the Lady Cats with 23 points including 4 three-pointers. The Lady Cats also got a solid game from senior Nylah Lindley who scored 11 points. Lindley also did a good job rebounding. Senior Bre’Asia Ivery and sophomore Serenity Lewis both scored 8 points. Ivery also played disruptive defense while Lewis hit a three-point basket. Baylie Large had 7 points and hit a late three that helped keep the Lady Cats ahead. Senior Dalanee Myles scored 6 points. Junior Addy Lamb hit a three point shot for her 3 points.
The Lady Cats withstood a 28 point night from Lady Brave Kaitlyn Johnson and 20 points from Rylee Pierce.
The Lady Cats improve to 6-5 for the season. The Lady Cats JV also topped Community’s JV, 47-25.
The Lady Cats play another non-district game Tuesday, this one at North Lamar. Scheduled is a JV contest at 11 a.m. with the varsity game at around 12:30 p.m.