|Lady ’Cats edge Antwerp|
|Monday, November 26, 2012 2:41 PM|
ANTWERP — Jefferson’s girls basketball team didn’t have much time to rebound from their season-opening loss Friday night before heading to Antwerp Saturday evening to take on the Lady Archers.
The Lady ’Cats used a 24-10 spread in the second period and held on for a hard-fought 51-47 victory.
Juniors Rileigh Stockwell and Gabrielle Pimpas each scored 11 points to lead the victors (1-1) and 6-1 sophomore Shelby Koenig just missed double digits with nine.
Junior Kaiya Jemison led the Lady Archers (0-1) with 16 and senior Alexis Jones 14.
The hosts opened hot from the field in grabbing a 12-9 edge before using its superiority in the second stanza to rally and nab a 33-22 halftime edge.
The Archers came out in the third quarter to hit three 3-point shots to outscore the Lady ’Cats 17-6 and narrow the margin to five points. Delphos struggled to hang on in the fourth quarter by making 5-for-8 from the foul line to preserve a 4-point win.
Jefferson won the junior varsity game 43-8.
The Wildcats host their first game of 2012-13 6 p.m. (JV start) Tuesday versus Fairview.