Women’s basketball won their first home game on Tuesday, Jan. 4 versus Pine Tree 49-29 at the SSHS Main Gym.
The win is also the first win in district for the Lady Cats.
Coach Erica Delley’s squad sank some threes to jump out to a 15-7 lead over the visiting Lady Pirates heading into the second quarter.
Jasmine Taylor contributed to the hot start, sinking two threes and a free throw to acquire seven of her nine points in the victory.
The second was when the Lady Cats started rolling, getting two threes from Kaylee Carter and Addyson Wall to expand their lead to 14 at 26-12 heading in to the half.
Trinity Jefferson got some beautiful passes from her teammates to score five in the quarter, four of which came in the paint.
Coach Delley credited middle school coach Nickie Pannell, eighth grade coach for women’s basketball at SSMS for advising the Lady Cats coach to stick with her and give her time to improve.
She did that and some, boxing out defenders and getting some crucial offensive rebounds.
Wall put Pine Tree comfortable away. Seven of her 13 points came in the third as Sulphur Springs went up by 20 at 37-17.
The fourth quarter saw Jolee Wilson come on to the scene, sinking two threes and a long-range two coming off the bench to score all eight of her points keeping the victory well in hand.
Pine Tree was able to match Sulphur Springs in points at 12, but the damage had already been done as the Lady Cats basketball team cruised to a 49-29 win over the Lady Pirates.
“[The Lady Cats] were knocking down some big shots,” the women’s basketball coach said.
The Lady Cats coach said she loved the energy her team showed in the home win. “I’m so proud of them,” Coach Delley said after the game.
Seven of nine Lady Cats players scored in the win over Pine Tree. Wall lead the way in scoring at 13, followed by Taylor with nine.
Wilson and Kaylee Carter wrapped up the win scoring eight points and Jefferson was one behind at seven. Kyra Carter rounded out scoring for Sulphur Springs with two free throws in the fourth.
“It’s still a work in progress,” Coach Delley said. “But I like the direction we’re going in,” the women’s basketball coach said.
The win over Pine Tree gives the Lady Cats a 3-20 season record (1-3 district). The women’s basketball team has won three of their last four contests.
Coach Erica Delley’s squad is off on Friday before resuming action next Tuesday, Jan. 11 in Hallsville.
Tuesday’s road match is set to tip-off at 6:15 P.M.