|Lady Cats end season winless in district play|
|Bobby "Butch" Burney | News-Telegram Sports Editor|
Feb. 9, 2005 - Tuesday was Senior Night for the Sulphur Springs Lady Cats, but it was a Greenville senior who had a career game.
Greenville's Kendra Rester scored a career-high 33 points in a 63-51 victory for the Lady Lions that marked the season finale for both teams.
The Lady Lions (6-25, 3-7) opened the game on a 12-1 run and held a double-digit lead for the remainder of the contest.
Sulphur Springs sophomore Cresha Hubbard scored a team-high 19 points to go with five rebounds, while senior point guard Terra Jackson contributed 13 points and five assists in her final game.
Greenville's Ashley Wheeler scored 11 points, and her two 3-pointers in the opening 90 seconds of the game helped the Lady Lions to a 10-0 lead. Hubbard broke SSHS' scoring drought with a free throw at the 5:25 mark, but the Lady Cats wouldn't score a field goal until 1:10 remained in the first quarter when Hubbard hit a bucket off a Jackson assist.
By that time, SSHS was down, 21-5, and trailed at the end of the first quarter, 24-7.
Greenville opened the second period on a 6-0 run that was finally snapped when junior guard Kaytlin Black banked in after a pass from Kayla Morgan. Black and Morgan both had solid games. Morgan finished with four points, four rebounds, two steals, two assists and two blocks, while Black had a team-high seven rebounds to go with an assist and a steal.
Also scoring in the quarter for the Lady Cats was senior Ne-Ne Hynson with a pair of baskets, and Jackson with a driving bank shot and three free throws after being fouled on the final shot of the half. Still, Sulphur Springs went into halftime facing a 41-20 deficit.
Greenville's advantage reached 29 points (51-22) midway through the third quarter before the Lady Cats mustered a five-minute, 17-0 run that sawed the Lady Lion advantage to just 12 points.
The lengthy run started with a putback by Morgan, a pair of buckets from Jackson, and a Hynson lay-up following three straight points from Hubbard. When Morgan grabbed another offensive rebound at the 6:01 mark, the score had been cut to 51-39.
But, Rester made eight-of-10 free throws in the final five minutes to hold off an SSHS comeback.
Playing in their final game for Sulphur Springs were Jackson, Hynson, Christina Patchen and Minta Mannon.
Both teams hit 50 percent of their two-point shots (SSHS: 19-of-38; G: 21-of-42), and were fairly even in rebounds (SSHS: 28; G: 24). The Lady Lions, though, made 3-of-13 3-pointers while SSHS was 0-of-5.
The Lady Cats ended the season at 6-25, 0-10 in District 12-4A.
SSHS 37, Greenville 36 (OT)
Emily Bouyear scored a game-high 21 points, including eight of the Lady Cats' nine points in overtime, as the SSHS JV won their third district game.
Sulphur Springs held a 28-25 lead with 11 seconds remaining in regulation, but Greenville's Trower hit a long 3-pointer with the clock winding down to send the game into overtime.
Bouyear scored seven straight points in a span of 40 seconds in OT to give the Lady Cats a 36-31 advantage.
SSHS finished the season with a 7-15 mark, 3-7 in district.
Greenville 2 8 2 16 8 -36
Sulphur Springs 4 9 9 6 9 -37
Greenville - Wallace 1, McManus 4, Trower 12, Neece 2, Cosper 9, Medrano 5, Williams 3.
Sulphur Springs - Emily Bouyear 21, Caitlyn Scudder 5, Amanda Wade 8, Dakeisha Nash 2, Sophia Scharl 1.
Greenville 42, SSHS 28
Greenville outscored Sulphur Springs in every period to pull away for the season-ending win.
Sulphur Springs (12-11, 4-6) was led by Shardae Jones with 11 points.
Greenville 11 10 8 13 -42
Sulphur Springs 7 8 3 10 -28
Greenville - Weyrick 8, Winenger 2, Garza 2, Griggs 2, Paul 3, Tidwell 4, Johns 4, Gray 1, McCormick 14, Casselberry 2.
Sulphur Springs - Jennifer Mitchell 3, Shardae Jones 11, Kesley Evans 5, Star Wright 6, Becca Sheffield 2, Stephanie Conley 1.