Lady Wildcats still searching for first conference win

By: By David Johnson - Sports Writer

The Hobbton Lady Wildcats hosted Spring Creek on the hardwood Tuesday night as they continued pushing through Carolina 1A basketball play. The struggles that have plagued the Lady Wildcats all season continued in Tuesday’s game as well as they fell to the Lady Gators, 63-23.

The Lady Gators jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first three minutes of the game and never looked back as Hobbton struggled to generate much offense. The score after one quarter was 18-2 in favor of Spring Creek and was suggestive that the game was getting out of hand quick.

At the half, however, the Wildcats had actually cut the Lady Gators lead to just a 10-point margin at 25-15, but that was as close as things would get.

In the third and fourth quarters the Lady Gators took off as they tacked on an impressive 38 second-half points. Meanwhile, the Lady Wildcats resorted back to the offensive struggles from earlier in the game as they only scored eight second-half points — six in the third and just two in the final quarter.

Spring Creek would go on to win the game, 63-23.

“I’m proud of the way my girls played tonight,” said Coach Leonard Henry, noting some key obstacles. “We had some shots that didn’t fall and we were a bit sluggish.”

Nina Devone had 15 points for the Lady Wildcats while JaeLo Wilkes added four.

The Wildcats were scheduled take on the Lakewood Leopards at Lakewood Wednesday night, followed by a trip to Princeton on Friday.

JaeLo Wilkes gets two of her four points in the Wildcats loss to Spring Creek on Tuesday. Wilkes gets two of her four points in the Wildcats loss to Spring Creek on Tuesday. David Johnson | Sampson Independent
Lady Wildcats outscored 38-8 in second half

By David Johnson

Sports Writer

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