Lady Wildcats take second place in Kell Classic tournament

Thursday, January 17, 2019
Lady Wildcat Tay Smith tries to get the ball from Bean Hoffman during Kell Classic finals action this past Saturday in Swifton. (DT Photo/Cosmo Cossey)

Trumann got off to a slow start and coupled with being held to single points in three quarters was to much for the Lady Wildcats to overcome as they lost 42-29 to Riverside in the finals of George Kell Hall of Fame Classic this past Saturday in Swifton.

The Lady Rebels hit a three-pointer to open the scoring before adding two free throws and a basket inside to make it 7-0 with 2:25 left as Trumann called a time-out. Hannah McClaughlin canned a three-pointer for Trumann after the time-out only to see Riverside hit two free throws and back to back jumpers to make the score 13-3 Riverside at the end of one.

Riverside pushed the lead to 16-3 with a conventional three-point play early in the second quarter before Haley Mathis stuck back an offensive rebound for the Lady Wildcats to make it 16-5. The Lady Rebels made back to back baskets as Mallory Hartley hit two free throws for Trumann to make the score 20-7 Riverside with 3:26 left. The Lady Rebels hit a three-ball with just over a minute left as Mycha Wilson hit two free throws for Trumann with 31 seconds left to make the halftime score 23-9 Riverside.

Complete game article in January 17 edition of the PCDT!

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