The Lady Cats had the early varsity contest and with a combination of good defense and efficient offense, the S-T girls rolled to a 45-26 victory.
Defensive pressure that created several turnovers powered the way for the Lady Cats. Erica Nevarez led the team in scoring, working inside along with an occasional long range jumper.
Nevarez finished with 11 points and hauled in a team-high nine rebounds. Naomi Garza hit for six points and helped out on the boards with five caroms. Kayla DeLeon was a force on defense for the Lady Cats with five steals against the Lady Bucks.
In the varsity boys contest, the Bobcats got off to a good start and were up by two points, 12-10, at the end of one period. The Freer defense picked up in the second quarter, and the Bobcats went cold from the field. The Buckaroos added 11 points while holding the home team to just five markers. Freer led at the half 21-17.
Both teams added 11 points in the third period, and it was a 32-28 tilt heading into the final quarter. Aaron Hughes led the way for the Bobcats with a mix of outside jumpers and a couple of put-backs around the basket.
The Freer defense again raised its level of play in the final quarter. Forced turnovers kept the Bobcats in check, even though they did score 12 points. The turnovers and some hot-shooting led to the Freer win as the Buckaroos burned the net for 23 points to capture a 55-40 victory.
No stats were available for the boys’ game.
In junior varsity action against the Freer squad, the S-T girls picked up a victory while the S-T boys were defeated.
The varsity boys get back on the court on Dec. 27 at the Odem tournament while the varsity girls are idle until Jan. 3 when the Lady Cats travel to Odem. The JV girls are scheduled to compete at the Karnes City tournament on Dec. 31.