Their defense was the key, as the Lady Cats forced the Freer girls to put up bad shots or just get one and done most of the evening.
“The girls played a very good defensive game against Freer. We were able to tire out their best player, which was a great benefit to us,” said head coach Joseph Grimes III.
The Lady Cats used their defense to help build an 18-10 lead by the end of the first quarter. S-T added one more point to their advantage by the time the first half ended. It was a 29-20 game then.
The S-T defense really put on the pressure in the third period, holding the Bucs to a mere four markers. The Lady Cats did not singe the nets, but doubled up on the Lady Bucs with eight points to open up a comfortable 37-24 margin over the Freer girls.
The fourth quarter was much slower paced as the S-T squad took their time, burning minutes off the clock to ensure the win.
Three Lady Cats finished in double figures. D’Anne Wilder led the team with 13 points, and Amber Hughlett followed closely with 12. Kathy Acosta supplied 10 points. Brittany Garza hit for nine, and Samantha Minter had two tallies.
The win improves the Lady Cats’ district record to 4-0. The Lady Cats are 14-6 overall.
The Skidmore-Tynan club hosted Odem on Friday night and will travel to Bishop on Tuesday evening to meet the Owls.