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Lady 'Cats, 'Cats Bag Basketball LCC Wins over Love County Foe on Valentine's Eve

posted Feb 13, 2014, 8:13 PM by Brandon Jacks   [ updated Feb 13, 2014, 8:17 PM ]
The Madill basketball teams brushed the dust off of their sneakers to claim solid wins over Marietta Thursday night at the Wildcat Fieldhouse in Lake Country Conference action. It had been nine days since the last outing in Davis Feb. 4. The Lady Wildcats set the pace and played tough throughout in a 54-38 victory over Marietta. The Wildcats reversed the tide in the second half for a 58-39 triumph against the Indians.
The Lady 'Cats trailed in the first quarter but Kaylen Sweat tied the game, 10-10, on a bucket with 1:32 left in the first frame. They held the slight 12-10 edge by the end of the beginning period. Marietta had nudged slightly ahead, 27-25, by the halftime break. However, Madill strung together a 13-3 run to open the second half and took total control of the contest from that point forward.
"We played a complete game through all four quarters tonight," Coach Hugh Don Sweat said after the contest Thursday night.
Madill had opened a 15-point cushion by the third-quarter horn. Madill then outscored the Lady Indians 14-5 in the final frame of the win Thursday.
Senior Gereall Jordan started and responded by scoring a team-high 25 points to pace the Madill club in the win Thursday. Madill found themselves trailing the Love County foe on Valentine's Eve 10-6 at the end of the first quarter. Marietta increased its lead to 25-17 by halftime. Madill reversed the momentum in the second half and began pouring in the points. Joe Avery, who ended the night with 14 points, put the 'Cats ahead at 31-30 on the strength of his layup with 3:24 left in the third frame. Jordan and the Wildcats kept the foot on the gas offensively by converting perimeter shots as well as transition layups. Madill attacked the glass and got close-in looks at the basket. 
"I was proud of them for how they came out and played the second half," Coach Aaron George said.
Madill was able to work the clock and walk away with a 19-point win in the second half.
Madill heads to Sulphur Feb. 14 to battle the Bulldogs before returning home to host an LCC clash with the Comets of Dickson Feb. 15 on senior night. 

Box Score-Girls
Madill                12            13        23        6        54
Marietta            10              17        6        5        38
Madill: Sweat 20, Furr 17, Hartsfield 8, Green 6, Schulke 2, Bowermaster 1

Box Score-Boys
Madill                6             11            17        16        58
Marietta            10            15            8          6          39
Madill: Jordan 25, Avery 14, Bond 9, Clement 6, Bagley 2, Padron 2