By: Jake Hood
Wilson Central continues its streak of District 9 consistency with a 66-37 bruising on Station Camp.
Following a narrow victory over a much improved Gallatin team, the Lady Cats looked to keep the ball rolling over the Lady Bison. The first quarter proved a challenge for this feat, though. Both teams managed 13 points through 8 minutes of play. The second quarter changed the game completely, as the Lady Cats notched 20 points the the Lady Bison’s 6. This allowed Wilson Central to take a 33-19 lead into the locker room, and the Lady Bison went into panic mode. However, the offensive onslaught was far from over.
Coming out of the half, the Lady Cats continued to dominate possession after possession. Already leading by 14, the Lady Cats advanced this by 10 points in the third quarter, putting up 17 points to Station Camp’s 7. The Lady Cats’ new offensive scheme seemed to be a perfect plan, as Sydnee Richetto returned to getting open looks, and Jakoria Woods had several easy drives to the rim. The fourth quarter resulted in 16 additional points for the Lady Cats, and the Lady Bison only managed 11.
This win was monumental for first-year head coach Erica Wilson and the Lady Cats, as it returned them back over the .500 mark for District 9AAA play. This also marked a new beginning for Wilson Central, changing up their offensive look to create quality shots.
Sydnee Richetto led all scorers with 24 points, going 3-6 from three and adding 5 rebound, 3 steals, and 2 assists. Jakoria Woods followed with 10 points and 5 rebounds, and Nicole Brill put up 4 baskets and 2 free throws in only 8 minutes. Campbell Strange and Jasmin Angel both had 7 points on the night, and Kristen Smith, Savannah Kirby, and Kensley Carter combined for 8 points. This win was a great accomplishment for the Lady Cats, as they were swept by the Lady Bison in the 2018-19 season.
The Lady Cats march to 10-6 (3-2), and they will take on the Lady Panthers of Portland on Friday, January 17. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., and the game will be broadcast on the NFHS Network.