Lady Cats defeat Pickens

  • Lady Cat Emily Sanford (25) does her part in Gilmer’s full-court press versus Pickens last Saturday. Earlier in the week, she scored 23 points in the Cats’ victory over Union County. (Photo by Kevin Hensley)
Cats run away with 51-42 victory

by Kevin Hensley

The Gilmer High School Lady Cats are off to a 2-0 start this season, following a 55-44 victory over Union last Tuesday and a 51-42 triumph over Pickens in the first game of the ETC/Piedmont Mountainside Tip-Off Tournament last Saturday at Fannin.

Against the Pickens Dragonettes, the Lady Cats took an 18-11 lead into the second quarter. Pickens made it interesting by claiming the lead with a three-point shot with 2:36 before halftime. Down 23-22 with five seconds left before the break, Lady Cat Kaylee Deyton sank a shot to give Gilmer a 24-23 halftime lead.

The lead was swapped throughout the third quarter, resulting in a 34-34 deadlock as the fourth quarter got underway. The Cats pulled away quickly in the fourth by going on an 8-0 with an early basket from Mary Lee Callihan and a steal by Hannah Jones for two more points highlighting the run. Finally with some breathing room, Gilmer went on to topple Pickens, 51-42.

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