S-T went up 16-6 after one period, taking advantage of some early Mathis turnovers brought on by the S-T defense. The Lady Pirates regained their composure and out-scored the Lady Cats 14-12 in the second period to cut the S-T lead to eight, 28-20, going into the halftime break.
“Offensively the girls shot great against Mathis. They were doing a good job of pushing the ball up the court which created easy shots in the game,” said Lady Cat head coach Joseph Grimes III.
The momentum gained by the Lady Pirates in the second quarter moved back to the Lady Cats in the second half. The eight-point lead ballooned to 14 points, 48-34, by the end of the third period as the Lady Cats shot well and played a little tougher defense after the break.
The fourth quarter also belonged to the Lady Cats as they finished things with a 12-7 fourth quarter over the Mathis ladies. That made the final a 60-41 victory for the home team.
Three Lady Cats were in double figures with Alexis Schmidt leading the way with 20 points on the night. Sagan Gabbert recorded 17 tallies and Jennifer Pueblo added 10 points. Devon Wilder contributed five. Courtney Vandever, Ashley Scott and Alexis White all had two points in the victory.
The Lady Cats played host to the San Diego Lady Vaqueros on Tuesday night before taking a Thanksgiving break. The S-T ladies will return to the court on Dec. 2 when they travel to Nixon-Smiley to battle with the Lady Mustangs.