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S-T Lady Cats bounce Badgers
by Bruce Harper
Dec 12, 2012 | 1335 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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S-T Lady Cat Courtney Leonard hits one of her two long-range jumpers from the top of the key in Friday night’s game with Karnes City in Skidmore. The Lady Cats captured the hard-fought win, 38-30, over the Lady Badgers.
Bruce Harper photo S-T Lady Cat Courtney Leonard hits one of her two long-range jumpers from the top of the key in Friday night’s game with Karnes City in Skidmore. The Lady Cats captured the hard-fought win, 38-30, over the Lady Badgers.
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Varsity Lady Cat post Amber Hughlett gets the opening tip in Friday night’s game with the Karnes City Lady Badgers by the tip of her finger. The Lady Cats played well and downed the feisty Badgers 38-30 to enter their district schedule on a winning note. The S-T varsity began district play on Tuesday with a trip to Banquete.
Bruce Harper photo Varsity Lady Cat post Amber Hughlett gets the opening tip in Friday night’s game with the Karnes City Lady Badgers by the tip of her finger. The Lady Cats played well and downed the feisty Badgers 38-30 to enter their district schedule on a winning note. The S-T varsity began district play on Tuesday with a trip to Banquete.
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SKIDMORE — A slower paced game was just what the Skidmore-Tynan Lady Cats wanted against the Karnes City Lady Badgers. They got it and captured a 38-30 victory.

The Karnes City girls have always been a scrappy team on defense, and that usually leads to a quick-paced offense built on transition baskets. That was not the case on Friday night as the Lady Cats took the air out of the Badgers.

Both teams were not shooting well, but the home team topped the visitors 7-4 by the end of the first period. Both teams scored six points in the second period as the Lady Cats took the same three-point margin, 13-10, into halftime.

The pace quickened to a small degree in the third period as the Lady Badgers tried to run, but the Lady Cats limited second chance tries and kept the Badgers caged.

It was a 23-17 S-T lead entering the final eight minutes. The Lady Cats’ lead withered to four points a couple of times early in the final quarter, but the S-T squad rallied and kept the Badgers at bay.

The lead went from six to 10 points the rest of the way. Amber Hughlett helped put the game away with four straight points from a 32-25 score with 2:40 left to play. That gave the home team a 36-25 advantage, and the Badgers could not make it up.

Karnes City pulled within six, 36-30, as time wound down, but Zehila Frias finished off the Badgers with a jumper with less than a second to go.

Hughlett and Mari Martinez led the S-T scoring with eight points apiece. Frias followed with seven markers. Courtney Leonard had six points for the Lady Cats. Khelsey Corrigan followed with four; Naomi Garza and Victoria Hernandez had two each, and Andrea Leal made one free throw.

“The girls did very well against Karnes City’s pressure defense. It was great to finish off the non district season with a big win over a good KC team,” said head coach Joseph Grimes III.

“I saw a lot of good individual play from the girls in this game. Hopefully, this prepares us for the district season.”

The S-T Lady Cats played in Banquete on Tuesday night to begin district play.
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