January 30, 2008 Edition

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Lady Cats clinch share of 2A-2 title

Debbie Richey
Staff Writer

The Walnut Ridge Lady Bobcats clinched at least a share of the 2A-2 conference basketball title with a 54-42 win over Cedar Ridge on Saturday at Walnut Ridge.

The Lady Cats wasted no time taking control of the contest, grabbing a 14-4 lead in the first quarter. Walnut Ridge continued to hammer the Lady Timberwolves in the second quarter, taking a 24-11 lead at halftime.

Cedar Ridge staged a mini-rally in the third period to close to within 35-28, but could get no closer, as the Lady Cats held on for the win.

Rachel Looney led the Lady Cats with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Vanessa Oliver had 12 points, five rebounds and three assists. Alivia Hackworth had eight points and five rebounds, and Jordan Rorex had six points. Chelsea Treadway added four points, and Lacey Cobble finished with three.

The Lady Bobcats improved to 18-5 overall and 12-2 in conference play.

Senior boys

Cedar Ridge defeated Walnut Ridge 81-54 in senior boys action.

Wesley Davis had 24 points for the Bobcats, and Mitchell Thompson added 10. Derek Medlock and Bennett Dudley had nine points each, and John-Scott Kelley added two points.

Walnut Ridge fell to 8-12 overall and 6-8 in the conference.

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