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Bogue Chitto swats Lady Hornets 39-23

The Bogue Chitto Lady Cats came out Friday determined to win their consolation game, and did so, putting away Enterprise, 39-23.

The Lady Cats had a plan all game long, keep bodies on Loyd Star’s Sarah Britt. Containing Britt, the she-cats spread the ball around and made the shots when they needed to.

“We came out strong on defense in the first half, and on offense as well,” Bogue Chitto’s Lineka Newson said. “I think our free-throws kept us in the game.”

The Lady Cats ran a four-point scoring drive before the Lady Hornets sunk a basket. With just over three minutes remaining in the first, the she-hornets tied up the game. Hitting one out of two free throws, Britt gave her Lady Hornets the lead, 9-8 heading into the second period.

The Lady Cats’ Newson hit her layup to reclaim the lead for her team. The she-cats offense continued to extend their lead and hold the Lady Hornets at bay. Enterprise didn’t score a basket until just over a minute before halftime, and trailed 15-12 at the break.

“We came out on good defense and had good offense and scored,” Lady Cat Baileigh Jackson said.

Nailing her three-pointer, the Lady Hornets’ Carly Wallace tied up the game. Newson, however, wouldn’t let the game stayed tied, laying in another basket. The she-hornets scrapped to stay in the game, but the Lady Cats led 24-17 heading into the final period.

“We did an excellent job on defense tonight. Our game plan went through and held them,” Lady Bobcats coach Christi Terrell said. “Offensively we still struggled. We did a great job on the free-throw line. Defense is the reason we won the game. I’m so proud of their effort. They played ball very, very well tonight.”

The Lady Hornets made an unsuccessful comeback attempt in the final minute of the game, but the Lady Bobcats won by a final score of 39-23.

The Lady Bobcats had two players shoot double digits. Newson led with 18 points and Jackson followed with 12 points. Karly Leake and Kylie Hux each hit four points. Chaelsie Wilson finished with one point.

Britt led the Lady Hornets with nine points. Wallace and Taylor Smith each had five points. Malorie Cade and Meagan Poole finished with two points each.

Story by Dave Linton