Free throws help Lady 'Cats to win
by David Royal
Jan 19, 2013 | 584 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Woodland iced its win over Cass High by scoring its final 25 points at the free throw line — 23 in the fourth quarter — as it took the measure of the Lady Colonels, 54-42, in high school basketball Saturday night.

The win squared the series between the two this season as Cass had snatched the first game from Woodland on Dec. 1 by a 57-50 margin on the Lady Wildcats’ home court.

Colman Roberts, Woodland coach, said it was a good win for the team.

“I’m proud of them for winning this one,” he said. “I’m also proud of our assistant coaches for the job they did.”

Woodland was 35 of 47 in free throws all night. Roberts said while free throws won the game, the team has not been practicing the facet of the game any more than usual.

“You just can’t ever tell how they will do,” he said.

Woodland worked its way into the lead early by doing the little things, like hitting foul shots, taking charges and protecting the ball.

“It’s those little things that can become important if you don’t take care of them,” Roberts said. “We know what we have to work on and that’s what we’re doing.”

One of the little things that bit Cass early was protecting the ball.

The Lady Colonels were guilty of seven turnovers in the first period as Woodland was able to capitalize on the extra shooting opportunities to pull out to a 9-4 lead at the end of the frame.

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