With the offense and defense clicking right from the opening tip, the Lady Cats had no problem with the Owls. The south Bee County ladies rushed out to a 22-3 advantage at the end of the first eight minutes and cruised in from there.
“The girls had a great start against the Lady Owls. We tried a new defense against Odem and the girls ran the defense pretty well,” said head coach Joseph Grimes III.
“The new defense created a lot of turnovers which we turned into lay-ups.”
The Owls scored eight points in each of the three remaining periods but that wasn’t nearly enough to challenge the S-T girls. The halftime margin grew to 27 points at 38-11 and the score going into the final period was all S-T at 52-19.
The Lady Cats hit for another 14 points in the fourth quarter as S-T improved to 12-0 in district and 23-5 overall.
The offensive attack was well balanced with four Lady Cats in double figures. Celina Acosta led the team with 20 points, followed by Brittany Garza with 15. Amber Hughlett hit for 13 and Samantha Minter recorded 12. D’Anne Wilder contributed six markers.
The Lady Cats traveled to Bishop on Friday night to tangle with the Lady Badgers. On Tuesday night, the Lady Cats will host Refugio in their final regular season contest.
The Lady Cats will have a bye in the bi-district round of the playoffs and will face the winner of the District 30 runner-up and District 29 third place squad match in the area round which is scheduled for Feb. 17-19.