The home-standing Lady Badgers could not handle the pressure defense as the visitors steamrolled their way to a 14-2 lead at the end of the first period.
“The girls did a tremendous job defensively. We caused them to turn the ball over a bunch and held them way below their scoring average,” said head coach Joseph Grimes III.
“It was great to see the girls take control of the game early in the first quarter and play a very good game against a good team.”
The Badgers held their own over the second period, scoring 10 points but the Lady Cats added to their lead by hitting for 12. It was a 26-12 Skidmore-Tynan lead at the half.
The S-T girls regained their defensive presence and allowed the Badgers just 11 points over the final two periods, five in the third and six in the fourth.
The Lady Cats were able to feed off their defense and hit for 13 points in the third period to take a 39-17 lead.
The fourth quarter was all Lady Cats as they poured in 14 points while holding the Lady Badgers to six.
Celina Acosta led the S-T scoring with 14 points. Samantha Minter was also in double figures with 12. The Lady Cats enjoyed a balanced scoring attack as D’Anne Widler and Brittany Garza each just missed double figures with eight each. Amber Hughlett added six points and Kathy Acosta contributed three.
The Lady Cats finished their district schedule on Tuesday night by hosting the Refugio Ladycats.
Through Friday’s game, the Skidmore-Tynan girls hold a 13-0 record in district play and are 24-5 overall with the playoffs looming.
The Lady Cats have already clinched the district title and will have a first round bye in the postseason tournament. Their first action will be in the area round that must be played Feb. 17-19.
“We went into this game knowing the district championship was on the line and we had to have a perfect game. With one game remaining the girls are the District Champions,” said Grimes.
“This is the fourth year in a row that the Skidmore-Tynan Lady Cats have ended the season as the District Champions.”