The White Pine High School Ladycats continued to dominate their way through the Divison III Southern Conference, with two impressive home victories over Meadows and Calvary Chapel Christian on Friday and Saturday.
The undefeated Ladycats (9-0, 4-0 in league play) held Meadows scoreless in the second quarter which helped build a big lead on the Mustangs in their 53-18 win on Friday,
The White Pine team followed almost the same exact script on Saturday, easily handling the Calvary Christian Chapel Lions 55-15. The Ladycats held the Lions to just 1 point in the second quarter.
White Pine head coach Krystal Smith said that she liked the way her defense played in the two blowout victories.
“We knew that our defense could carry us even if we had a rough night shooting,” Smith said.
But the Ladycats had little trouble picking the shots they wanted in the home games, thanks in large part to well executed plays on offense and a big presence in the paint by Debra Kingston.
“Debra is the biggest girl on our team but usually not the biggest girl on the court so it was good to see her fighting hard for position under the basket and getting good shots,” the coach said.
Kingston said that despite the Ladycat’s wide margin of victory in both games, she is learning that southern schools like to get more physical un the hoop than she is used too.
“You get pushed around and beat up under there,” Kingston said.
The Ladycats on the season have won their games by an average of 27 points and have averaged scoring over 48 points per game.
The team will next go on the road to face Pahranagat Valley (4-5) at 6 p.m. on Dec. 30.