Young Lady Cats split with San Diego girls
by Bruce Harper
Feb 04, 2014 | 200 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SKIDMORE – The visiting San Diego Lady Vaqueros captured an eighth-grade A team win on Monday night, 46-16. The S-T B team evened up the night with a 5-4 victory over the visitors.

The loss in the A game gives the S-T JH girls a 6-5 mark on the year, and they stand 4-5 in district play.

The Lady Cats were without their tall (5-11) post, and she was definitely missed.

“We had been playing some good ball the past couple of weeks. We were without our starting post, Mary Scott, because of an illness, and that affected us some. She is a big part of our team and was certainly missed,” said coach Tim Stowe.

“We look forward to her return for our last game of the season.”

The visitors jumped out to an early 16-0 lead at the end of the first period and eased their way to the win.

“We settled in in the second period and started to play much better. In fact, we were only outscored by eight points over the second half,” Stowe said.

The defense was not aggressive against the visitors, according to the coach, and that helped give the San Diego girls a chance to pick apart the defense.

Mireyna Solis led the S-T scoring with eight points. Brianna Moore and Kiera Metz each hit for two. McKayla Rocha made one free throw.

The B game was not an offensive showcase. The young Lady Cats emerged with a hard-fought 5-4 victory.

The score at the half was 2-2. San Diego led 4-2 most of the second half. But with five minutes left in the game, Kaylynn Martinez made a free throw to cut the lead to one 4-3. The clock continued to wind down, and with just six seconds on the clock, Martinez penetrated the lane and then kicked it out to Stephanie Munson who drilled the shot to give the young Lady Cats the 5-4 advantage.

It was not fully decided at that point as an S-T player fouled one of the visitors to put her at the line with two free throws with hardly any time remaining. Luckily, the shots were no good, and the S-T girls got the win.

The B team holds a 4-1-2 record on the year and in district.

The Lady Cats travel to Taft in their season finale on Monday night.
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