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Lady Cats aggressive in 50-32 victory

The Lady Bobcats played hard and aggressive on their way to a 50-32 victory over the Lady Cobras Tuesday.

Bogue Chitto’s girls managed to keep the game away from Wesson with their defense and quick offense, capitalizing on the Lady Cobras’ mental mistakes.

“First half we came out dead, but we pushed hard in the second half,” said Bogue Chitto senior Lineka Newson. “We have to continue to play hard and together, and stay aggressive at all times.”

The she-snakes defense started out decent, managing to cause a Bogue Chitto turnover and score first. But the Lady Bobcats took over on an 8-0 run before Wesson found the net again. The Lady Cobras found a little life and tried to cut into the Bogue Chitto lead, but the cats picked up the pace and won the first quarter 16-7.

The Lady Bobcats’ over-aggressive defense got them into foul trouble, but the Lady Cobras struggled at the stripe and couldn’t take advantage. Bogue Chitto calmed down and kept their offense rolling to build the lead, taking advantage of bad Wesson passing for a 26-19 halftime lead.

The second half opened on more Wesson struggles, with the Lady Bobcats continuing to pick off Lady Cobra passes and maneuver to the basket. The Lady Cobras took advantage of some bad breaks for Bogue Chitto and stayed in the game, but it was still the Lady Bobcats on top 34-25 at the end of the third quarter.

The final quarter saw the Lady Bobcats run amok, pressing forward on offense for 16 points and pressuring the Lady Cobras on defense to hold them to seven. Wesson couldn’t strike back into the game and lost by a final score of 50-32.

Baileigh Jackson led the Lady Cats with 11 points. Lineka Newson had nine points. Karley Leake also had nine points. Cheyenne Hall had five points. Kayal Wallace had four points.

Shelbi Maxwell led the Lady Cobras with eight points. Latavia Jackson and Alissa Coon had seven points each. Alashyia Mims had five points. Destiny Vaughn and Jerinesha Edwards each had two points each, while Nekevia Frey finished the night with one point.

Story by Dave Linton