Before a near capacity crowd on Friday evening, the Wildcat girl’s and boy’s ruled the court, leading wire-to-wire in impressive region wins against River Bluff. Both teams play on the road next week, at Dutch Fork on Tuesday and at Blythewood Friday.
In the opening contest, coach Molly Goodrich’s squad piled up the buckets early and outscored the Gators 18-4 in the first quarter on their way to a 64-38 win. Olivia Thompson led all scorers with 27 points, including 5 from outside the arc. Alanna Langford totaled 13 points and Brooke Foulks was strong on the boards while adding 9. Lamarria Colter scored 18 for the Lady Gators.
The win improves the Cats’ season mark to 12-9, with a 4-5 Region 5 record.
In the nightcap, strong defense limited the River Bluff offense to just 25 points in the entire game. The Gators would score single digits in all but the fourth quarter and would not score a single point outside the paint.
The Cats got off to a 10-2 first quarter lead, propelled by two three-pointers from Mason Carver and extended that lead to 21-7 at the half. From there, they protected the ball, used the clock, and limited open looks for the Gators as they cruised to a 42-25 finish. The win avenged a tight loss at River Bluff on December 19.
Carver scored 12 for Lexington with Tyler Reed netting 10 and Jack Vandergeest, Ryan Green, Bradley Foulks, and Jonathan Corley adding 5 apiece.
The Wildcats are now 13-9 overall and 3-6 in Region as they work to earn a playoff spot.