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    Maggie Morehead (right) makes a pass to Ayana Longoria during Yorktown’s win over Nixon-Smiley.

Basketball begins for Kitty Kats

By Robert Proctor

Yorktown News-View

 

It was evident that last Tuesday’s game was the first of the season for the Yorktown Kitty Kats, as they are still getting their basketball legs under them. The regional quarterfinalists from last season were without two of their starters in their opener against Nixon-Smiley, Katelyn Dodds and Kadie Dueser, due to injury, but that didn’t allow that to prevent them from earning the win.

Tied at 20 to open the second half, Yorktown went on a 7-0 run to start the third quarter. Led by junior point guard Seely Metting and senior guard Kailey Sinast, the Kitty Kats were able to earn the win, 51-43.

“I challenged the other girls to step up, and they did,” coach Val Acree said. “A lot of them, the way their personalities are, they’re gonna beat themselves on the head about every mistake they made, but every girl did something good today. Every girl we have contributed and at least made one good play.”

There was some tenseness, as Acree noted, but with Metting and Sinast leading the way, the Kitty Kats found a way to win.

“The core, Seely Metting and Kailey Sinast, they stepped up huge tonight,” Acree said. “I’m interested to see how many points the other girls scored. I know Seely and Kailey scored a lot. Maggie Morehead made a key bucket. Kai and Kaley Lassmann made a key shot. Emie Bolting and Aubrey Longoria played almost the entire JV game and played varsity.”

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