Lady Wildcats punch ticket to Class 3A state tournament

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Lady Wildcat Mycha Wilson goes in for an easy basket during Trumann's opening round game against Riverview last Thursday in Trumann. (DT Photo/Comso Cossey)

Trumann built a 23 point lead by halftime before cruising to a 57-31 win over Riverview in opening round play of the 3A-3 Regional tournament last Wednesday in Trumann. The win gave the Lady Wildcats their first state tournament berth in 29 years.

Caroline Morganís steal and layup gave Trumann the early 2-0 lead as Riverview scored the next five points to go up 5-2. Mycah Wilson went coast to coast for a layup before Mallory Hartley canned a three-pointer to give the Lady Wildcats a 7-5 lead with 3:02 left. The Lady Pirates hit two of four three throws on back to back trips to the line only to see Trumann get one of two free throws from Hartley, a basket inside from Kayla Spence and two more free throws Hartley to take a 12-7 lead at the end of one.

The Lady Wildcats opened the second quarter with a 13-0 run as Spence hit a jumper before hitting one of two free throws to make it 15-7 Trumann. Wilson scored three straight baskets for the Lady Wildcats, Morgan got a steal and layup as Spence hit two free throws making it 25-7 Trumann with 3:27 left. Riverview hit a running jumper, Hartley converted an old-school three-point play before hitting one of two free throws for the Lady Wildcats to make it 29-9 Trumann. Hartley netted a three-ball late to make the score 32-9 Lady Wildcats at the half.

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