By Greg Perkins
Ball control and an impressive balanced scoring attack were the Lady Wildcats’ strong points in their sea-son opening 65-30 home court win over St. Johns Tuesday night.
Joseph City comes into this season as the state runner-up in Division IV and from the looks of this first game performance, the Lady Cats are picking up right where they left off. Their defense limited the Lady Redskins to single digit scoring in three of the four quarters, including just a four-point opening stanza where they gained early control of the game.
The Lady Cats poured in 18 points through the first eight minutes and never looked back, scoring in double digits in each period.
Taylor Hill led four players in double figures with an all around performance of 16 points, with four coming from three-point range, and six steals. Kayla Hughes finished with 15 points and four steals. Kristin Baldwin also had 15 with nine rebounds. Searra Hansen added 14 and controlled the boards with 11 re-bounds. Brooke Baldwin netted 3 with five steals and Krista Edwards helped with 2 points.
The Wildcats went to the line just three times making one. The ratio of steals to turnovers was very impressive with 21 steals and only 7 turnovers.
St. Johns 4 12 5 9 30
Joseph City 18 10 19 18 65
The Lady Cats, now 1-0, are playing in the Page Tournament, where they were slated to face the hosting Lady Sand Devils in opening round action on Thursday. They will face Williams in a matchup at home on Tuesday, Dec. 4.
By Greg Perkins