Hobbton’s Lady Wildcats hosted the Lady Cougars of Neuse Charter Tuesday night and came away with an impressive win, 56-49.
The game was close in the first quarter. It was tied at 7, 10, and 12 after the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Wildcats pulled away although it was tied again at 14 early in the second. The Wildcats were up 31-23 at the half. Neuse out scored the Wildcats in the third quarter, 14 to 11, but that wasn’t enough to close the margin. After 3 quarters of play, the Wildcats were still up by 5, 42-37. They held on for the 7-point win.
Nina Devone led all scorers with 29 points. Shay Bell had 14. Denise Lamb had 8 and Sabrina Fussell added 5.
“It was a great job tonight. We played team ball,” exclaimed Hobbton coach Leonard Henry. “We executed well down the stretch. We haven’t been able to together a complete game. We have played well for 2 quarters and in the other 2 quarters its like we never touched the basketball. At halftime, I preached finish. Finish the layups, finish the assignment and tonight they executed for 4 quarters. I’m proud of every one of the girls. We are looking forward to Friday.”