“The ladies did a great job of playing like ladies and keeping their heads in a very frustrating situation,” said Pettus head coach Darcy Siddon.
The pace of the contest was slow, thanks in part to several whistles and early foul trouble for the Pettus girls. All three Lady Eagle post players had their wings clipped by the referees with three fouls apiece by the start of the second quarter.
The Pettus ladies did shut out the home team, 8-0, over the first eight minutes, but the Leopards started getting to the foul line and hit 10 of their 13 second period points from the charity stripe. The Lady Eagles were limited to another eight points to go into the locker room at halftime up by three, 16-13.
The Pettus ladies outscored the Kenedy girls 9-6 in the third quarter to take command at 25-19. The defense again was the key and the Lady Eagles got just enough outside shooting to hold off the Leopards in the fourth period. The Lady Eagles hit for another eight points in the final stanza while holding the Leopards to six to capture a 33-25 win.
Lindsay P. led the scoring for the Lady Eagles with 10 points. Jessica Stanley followed with nine. Paige Fox added eight. Olivia De Los Santos, Sarah Gill and Hailee Schauer contributed with two points apiece.
The Lady Eagles played Kingsville Academy on Tuesday night and will then travel to Corpus Christi on Friday night to meet John Paull II Academy.