Lady Cats Place 3rd in the Pug Parris Classic in Abilene


ABILENE, TX — The San Angelo Central Girls’ Basketball team (4-3) played four games over the weekend, Nov. 17-19, in the Pug Parris Classic girls' basketball tournament. The Lady Cats went 3-1, only falling to the tourney winner, Jim Ned, and placed 3rd overall. Senior Point Guard Alyssa Barron was selected to the All-Tournament team. 


The Lady Cats got off to a strong start on Thursday, Nov. 17, against the Snyder Tigers. Winning the game 59-37, the ‘Cats shot 48% from the field. Efficient 3-point shooting early in the game helped build a massive lead in the first quarter, 28-3. The Tigers never overcame the 25-point deficit, and the Lady Cats moved into the quarterfinals with a victory.


The ‘Cats played the Eaton Eagles the following day, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m. Alyssa Barron, Nevaeh Hearne, Jewels Perez, and Sydnee Moore all hit 3’s to give the ‘Cats a solid lead in the first half. Hearne also added a block and four steals defensively to secure the victory. The 41-27 win moved the Lady Cats into the semifinals.


The Lady Cats faced off with an undefeated Jim Ned Indians squad later in the evening, Nov. 18, for a spot in the championship game. Central played tough all game but ultimately, 27% shooting from the field doomed the Lady Cats. They fell 56-33.


Central played their final tournament game on Saturday, Nov. 19, against the Abilene Wylie Bulldogs. The ‘Cats started strong and led the entire game. Central’s most effective weapon, efficient 3-point shooting, wore down the Bulldogs, and the ‘Cats took 3rd place overall in the Pug Parris Classic.


The Lady Cats (4-3) return to action Monday night, Nov. 21, when they travel to Amarillo to take on the Amarillo Sandies (7-1) at 6 p.m. They then play the Lubbock High Westerners (6-1) on Tuesday, Nov. 22, in Lubbock at 6 p.m.

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