POTTSBORO — The Lady Cardinals continued their fast start to district play with a fast start against the Callisburg Lady Wildcats on Friday night, scoring the first 14 points on the way to a 75-38 victory in 9-3A action.
“We came out and just picked them up, full-court pressure,” Pottsboro head coach Keith Bates said. “I told them that if they shoot the ball we’ve got to block out and get the rebound. And be patient on the other end when we get on offense.”
The Lady Cardinals (14-3, 2-0) executed their offense perfectly throughout the first half and made an emphasis on getting the ball into the post. Madeline O’Hanlon led the way with 19 points and added six rebounds.
“We always want to get the post involved because that makes our outside players better too,” Bates said.
Haiden Williams scored 11 points to go with five assists, Hadley Williams finished with 11 points, nine rebounds and four assists and Riley Westervelt totaled 10 points and nine rebounds for the Lady Cardinals.
Pottsboro stuck to their identity throughout the first half and thanks to forcing turnovers and a dominant rebounding edge over Callisburg (8-3, 0-2), Pottsboro held a 40-12 half-time advantage.
The Lady Wildcats did most of their scoring from long range as nine of their 13 field goals came from behind the three-point line. Jessie Payne led Callisburg with 16 points, Kennedy Payne added 11 points and Hollie Clugston finished with nine points.
The Lady Cardinals put the game away by starting the second half with a 12-0 run, again featuring O’Hanlon in the post.
Pottsboro travels to play Whitesboro on Monday afternoon while Callisburg returns home to host Gunter on Monday evening in district play.