Kitty Kats close out season after breaking playoff drought
By Allison Flores
As the area basketball champions, the Yorktown Kitty Kats made history as the first team in 15 years to reach the regional quarterfinals. Last Tuesday’s playoff game in Yoakum against the Weimer Ladycats would set the Kitty Kats up against the district champions, Weimar, for the third time of the season.
Holding their ground until the final period, the Kats ultimately took a loss to Weimar in the regional quarterfinal game, 29-25. The season-ending game highlighted the Kitty Kats’ improvements.
As the ladies worked to surpass Weimar at the top of the second period back-to-back lay-ups were made by sophomore point guard Seely Metting, followed shortly by a three-pointer from junior Kadie Dueser. The Kitty Kats would lead the majority of the game throughout the night, falling short at the end of the fourth period.
“We led almost the entire game,” stated head coach Val Acree, “and then right there at the end stretch, Weimar just made some plays and we didn’t.”
Metting’s comments after the game coincided with Acree’s. “Three-fourths of the game, we were up on the district champs,” she said. “They’re a really good team–whenever it came down to the last couple of minutes, they made they plays they needed to.”
She continued, “They were shooting like they had all night, and they finally started to follow through.”
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