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Lady Cats fall at home to Liberty-Eylau

by Tyler Lennon

The Sulphur Springs Lady Cats hosted Liberty-Eylau Tuesday, looking to head into their Thanksgiving break on a high note. After a tough start to the season, the Lady Cats entered the day still looking for their first win.

The game started off very evenly, with neither team able to gain much of an advantage over the other. With the score tied at 5-5, Liberty-Eylau ended the frame on a 8-0 run, extending their lead to 13-5 at the end of the first quarter.

The second quarter was a bit rough for the Lady Cats, as they were unable to find any offense. Their only two points of the frame came from a pair of free throws from Addisyn Wall, as they trailed by 20 points at the end of the half.

The third quarter was the highest scoring of the game for Sulphur Springs, as they began to get their shots to fall. Wall hit a pair of 3-pointers in the frame and senior Jasmine Taylor added one of her own, although they were unable to keep Liberty-Eylau off the board. Even with their nine points scored, the Lady Cats trailed 47-16 heading into the final frame.

Wall got the fourth quarter started with another pair of free throws, as Sulphur Springs continued to fight their way back into the game. The rest of the quarter belonged to Taylor, who knocked down a pair of very deep 3-pointers. Despite their best effort to claw their way back into the game, the Lady Cats ultimately fell by a final score of 66-24.

Wall and Taylor did all of the scoring for Sulphur Springs, as they each finished in double-digits. Wall finished with 13 points, knocking down three 3-pointers as well as four free throws. Taylor was right behind her with 11 points, also knocking down three 3-pointers.

Sulphur Springs will have the rest of the week off to try to regroup. They will look to come back strong with a road game Tuesday, Nov. 30 against Canton. The junior varsity is set to begin at 5 p.m. with the varsity to follow.

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