In thrilling fashion Tuesday night, Nov. 10, at Sunray High School, the Ladycats trailed through most of the contest with the Lady Hornets of Tulia, but put up 13 points over Tulia in the final period to take the victory 42-40 at the final buzzer.
The game was close in the early going as the Ladycats only trailed by three after the first half, 21-18. Each team put up 11 points in the third quarter to keep the score close, but Tulia maintained the lead 32-29. The final stanza came down to the final minutes as the score was tied at 40. Sunray scored the upset by a couple of free throws and took the game away from Tulia.
Ella Strickland was the leading scorer for the Ladycats with 17 points, dropping two three-point shots, three buckets, and making 5-of-8 free throws. Kali Flores was behind her with eight points and Arianna Gallegos had six.
Also scoring for the Ladycats were Anna Strickland, Mariela Lechuga, Cayman Ivins and Teri Garay.
Tulia 14 7 11 8 40
Sunray 8 10 11 13 42
Individual point stats are as follows:
Anna Strickland – 3 points; Kali Flores – 8 points; Ella Strickland – 17 points; Mariela Lechuga – 5 points; Arianna Gallegos – 6 points; Cayman Ivins – 2 points; Teri Garay – 1 point
The JV girls started things off Tuesday night and could only muster 18 points to fall to the Lady Hornets 34-18. Leah Vargas led things on the scoreboard as she put up 11 points. Melanie Harrison had four, while Melanie Burrola had three points.
Next up for the Ladycats is a trip to Dumas to take on the Demonettes with the JV beginning at 2 p.m. and varsity to follow.