Lady Cats Grab the Tigers By the Tail...Finally


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Kiley Ingram shoots over a St. James defender for 2 points. She drew a foul on the play and added another point with her free throw in this hard fought 24-38 loss.

Submitted by 
Steven Rissler

  The St. James Lady Tigers came to town on November 20th to face off with the Lady Cats in a matchup of top 10 teams. St James struck first with two easy baskets off defensive miscues, but Licking regrouped quickly and ran off 14 unanswered points, sparked by back-to-back threes by senior Lainy Hadix and two quick buckets by freshman Kiley Ingram. St. James did manage to make a late three of their own for a first quarter score of 14-7. 
  The second quarter was a stalemate as each team scored eight points. The Lady Cats headed into the locker room up 22-15.
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Kylie Taylor scores on this shot to widen the lead over St. James to 41-26 late in the fourth quarter.

  Karlee Holland got going in the third, scoring seven points and finding open teammates for open looks. A trio of threes from Kylie Taylor, Athena Hood and Holland helped stretch the lead to 37-24 with one quarter to play. 
  Licking scored early in the fourth to push the lead to 18 points with four minutes left. Licking went into their delay game and ran the clock with each possession. The buzzer sounded and Licking moved to 2-0 overall with a 45-29 convincing victory.
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The LHS Cheerleaders put on this stunning display during the announcement of the Lady ‘Cats JV starters.

  Holland led in scoring with 11 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds and 4 steals. Ingram and Hadix came off the bench to score 8 points each. Taylor added 7 points and 5 steals. Abby Moncrief scored 4 points and had 4 boards. Hood totaled 3 points and 6 rebounds. Anna Sullins contributed 2 points and 3 steals. Tomi Rose chipped in 2 points and 2 rebounds. 
  “This is a huge win for the program. St. James has had our number in recent years and we finally got over the hump. We matched their physical play with physical play of our own. We had nine girls contribute to this victory. I love how much pride the girls are taking in their defense and rebounding. It will pay off in a few months.” 
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The LHS Pep Band rallied the crowd at Tuesday night’s games.

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