The Hobbton Lady Wildcats hosted the Union Lady Spartans Tuesday night and lost a close, tough ball game by 2 points, 38-36.
The game was tied 5 times in the first quarter which ended in an 11-11 tie. The Wildcats outscored the Spartans 7-6 in the second quarter to take an 18-17 lead into the break. They extended that lead to 6 with a 30-24 margin after 3 quarters. However in the 4th, Union fought back making up the deficit out scoring the Wildcats 14-6 to take the win 38-36.
Union coach Bryant Register said, “First off I want to congratulate Coach Henry and the Lady Wildcats on a hard fought game tonight. Coach Henry is doing a marvelous job with those ladies. They are a lot better and they played really hard tonight. I’m proud of our squad. We competed! We had an injury in the first half and we overcame that. We hung together as a family and played tough. We got down in the second half but we battled our way back. I’m so proud of the way we hustled and hung together as a team. I’ve still got a lot of work to do but its great to get that first win of the year. We’ve got come back tomorrow and work hard to get ready for Lakewood.”
Hobbton coach Leonard Henry admitted his team needed to get back to basics.
“Union fought hard and they executed down the stretch and came out victorious tonight. We have to get back to the drawing board and get better and get ready for Friday,” he said.
Nina Devone led the scoring with 15 points for the Lady Wildcats. However, Destiny Robinson was close behind with 14 for the Lady Spartans. Sharon Hope added 9 for the Spartans while Alex Bustamante had 8 for Hobbton.
The Lady Wildcats travel to Midway Friday night. Union plays Lakewood.