Last updateTue, 27 Jan 2015 9am

St. James puts a hurt on Lady Cats

The Cuba Lady Wildcats hosted the St. James Lady Tigers in a regular season, and it was a one-sided affair decidedly in favor of the St. James girls.


St. James showed why they’re considered one of the top teams in the state, as they dismantled the Lady Wildcat offense in a workmanlike fashion. The Cuba girls scored just 26 points and failed to score at all in the fourth quarter in a 62-26 blowout.

The Tigers led 14-8 at the end of the first period and then grew that lead in the second quarter to a 29-14 halftime spread. St. James returned from their locker room inspired, scoring 19 in the third quarter to push it to 48-26 going into the fourth. The Lady Wildcats scored 12 in the third, their best period offensively, but didn’t score in the fourth as they went on to lose by 26.

Shelby Whitaker paced the Lady Cats on offense with 10 points. Taylor Williams scored five, Gabbie Smith four, Hannah Mitchell three, Katie Wolfe two, and Alexis Price two.

The junior varsity contest that night was much tighter, with the CHS ladies on the losing end of a competitive 30-19 final score.

St. James held a slim lead after the first quarter, 5-2, but then got things going in the second quarter, outscoring Cuba’s JV 13-5.

Down 18-7 at the half, the junior Lady Cats won the third period, behind Cinthya Navarro’s 10 points. She had two three-pointers and four field goals made in the period.

Cuba trailed 25-17 going into the final quarter of play, but the Lady Cats could only muster two points in the final quarter as they lost by 11.

Navarro led the scoring tally with 12 points. Kate Voss had two, Tome Voss two, Grace Steiger two, and Hannah Weaver one.