Kitty Kats fall to Lady War Eagles


The Yorktown Kitty Kats had their hands full against the Pettus Lady War Eagles at home on Jan. 14 losing 46-59.
The Kats started out strong against the aggressive Pettus team 6-0 before the first minute of the game. Pettus made the adjustment going to full court press. With the pressure Yorktown point guard Rylann Williams had difficulty handling the ball but the team persevered ending the first period 9-11. Pettus continued to press in the second period and Yorktown began to suffer with their passing game causing many turnovers. The half ended with the Kats behind 16-26.
Yorktown coach Bruno Mata said, “I think that the girls were a little scared because the last time they met we lost 25-57.”
In the third period Yorktown played with intensity. Emily Gwosdz continued to take control under the basket for rebounds but the Kats could not buy a bucket to score ending the period 25-43.
As the Kats entered into the fourth period there was a shift in the momentum.
Coach Mata said, “I saw the girls more aggressive and more comfortable with the game. They continued to play it through with the mistakes.” 
Yorktown went back and forth from man-to-man defense and zone confusing Pettus which caused more turnovers. The Kats scored 19 points against Pettus’ 16. That Kats lost 46-59.
“We have to involve people in the back court to the front court but time is limited,” said Mata. “You will see a more confident team against Three Rivers.”
Yorktown (2-2, 3-12) will play away against Three Rivers (3-1, 7-11) on Jan. 17.
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