Defense keys win by Lady ’Cats
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Woodland slammed the brakes to South Paulding’s offense in the second half, allowing just seven points and one point in the fourth quarter, to walk away with a 45-29 road victory Tuesday night.

The Lady Wildcats outscored their host every quarter to claim their second region victory of the season.

Kyle Morgan, head coach, said coaches are asking a big defensive effort of the Lady Wildcats.

“I’m proud of the girls. They responded well to what we asked of them,” he said. “Anytime you can hold an opponent to seven points in the second half, including one in the final quarter, you’ll have a good chance of winning.

“I’m proud of their second-half effort, particularly on the defensive side, and hopefully this is something we can build on the rest of the year.”

Marissa Dubose led the Lady Wildcats in scoring with 13 points and also drew the only charge for the team.

Woodland led at the end of every frame during the contest, taking an 11-8 lead after a quarter of play. It carried a 23-22 differential into the break. The Lady Wildcats widened their lead to 33-28 after three quarters and outscored South Paulding 12-1 in the final quarter.

Woodland also grabbed 29 rebounds on the evening, eight more than South Paulding.

“It was a total team effort,” Morgan said. “Everyone contributed in a positive manner to the win. We did have too many turnovers and that’s something we have to continue to work on during the season.”

Woodland improved to 4-1 overall on the season and is 2-0 in Region 5-AAAAA play.

The Lady Wildcats play their next game Friday at home versus Hiram in another region contest. Tipoff is at 6 p.m.

The Lady Spartans (0-1, 0-1) next play East Paulding. Tipoff is at 6 p.m.