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Lady Cats take losses in first district games

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The Elgin Wildcats girls’ basketball team started their district season the week before Christmas facing the Lady Eagles at Georgetown and the Lady Mustangs of Manor at home.

On Tuesday, December 17, the Lady Eagles came out strong, and at the end of the first quarter, were leading 19-8. They continued to play well and outscored the Lady Cats in the second (39-23) and third (58-36) quarters as well. Elgin fought hard in the fourth quarter, but despite outscoring the Lady Eagles and holding them to only seven points, the Lady Eagles were still able to get the win. Alyssa Broderick was the high scorer with 18 points, and Anaya Freeman was right behind her with 17 points.

The Lady Cats hosted the Lady Mustangs of Manor on Friday, December 20 in an early afternoon game. This game looked very similar to Tuesday’s game against Georgetown, with Manor striking early and ending the first quarter ahead by

10. The Lady Mustangs outscored Elgin in the second and third quarters as well, and the score was 47-20 at the end of the third. But the Lady Cats were not going down without a fight and rallied to score 17 points in the fourth quarter against Manor’s 10, but that wasn’t enough to overtake the Mustangs, who won with a final score of 57-37.

The Lady Cats went into the winter break with a record of 3-18 overall, 0-2 in district play, and will face the Cedar Creek Lady Eagles who are 0-3 in district and 6-20 overall on Tuesday, January 7 at 7 p.m. in Cedar Creek.