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Mittie scores 30, nearly records triple-double to lead Ladycats to district-opening win over Mineral Wells

December 15, 2009 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo junior guard Logan Mittie scored 30 points, grabbed nine rebounds and recorded nine steals to lead the Ladycats to a 56-28 victory over the Mineral Wells Lady Rams Tuesday night in the girls' District 6-4A basketball opener at Mineral Wells.

The win - the seventh in a row for the Ladycats - raises AHS' overall mark to 12-5. The Ladycats will continue district play at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at home against Birdville.

"Logan is a special player," Ladycats head coach Rusty Johnson said. "She is averaging 16 points a game, but in the last 10 games she is averaging somewhere between 20-25 points a game. She also leads our team in rebounds and assists. Again, she is a special player."

Mittie jump-started the Aledo offense with 10 points in the first quarter, including a three-point bucket. But the Ladycats' defense - which held the Lady Rams to single digits in three quarters - allowed just four points in the opening period as AHS led 16-4 after eight minutes of play.

Mittie and sophomore wing Caileen Tallant did most of the damage in the second quarter as Mittie scored six points and Tallant added four as the Ladycats took a 32-15 lead at the half.

Aledo outscored Mineral Wells 13-6 in the third period to take a 45-21 lead into the fourth quarter.

Also scoring for the Ladycats were Tallant,sophomore guard Alanna Martin and Gough, each with six points, junior wing Sarah Hawkins with three, freshman wing Mallory Powell and senior post Kendall Naquin, each with two, and sophomore guard Haley Loftin with one.

The Ladycats were also active on the boards. Naquin finished with a season-high eight rebounds, with Gough and Powell each adding five. Also, Gough and Martin each recorded three steals.

For the complete story, and for more comments from Coach Johnson, please see the Dec. 18 issue of The Community News.

Sports Calendar

Saturday, September 20

  • Aledo Middle School, A Team Tournament at Weatherford Hall, times TBD

  • AHS 9th A and 9th B at Keller Central 9th grade Tournament, times TBA

  • AHS at Marcus II Invitational, Westlake Park in Hickory Creek, Texas 75065, 7:30 a.m.

Monday, September 22

  • Week of Sept. 22, Aledo Middle School at Burleson Hughes

Tuesday, September 23

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson, 3:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School at Granbury Acton MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Granbury Acton MS at Aledo MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • AHS at Crowley;
    Varsity, 6:30 p.m.;
    JV, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 5:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 24

  • Aledo Middle School JHG, JHB at Aledo Meet McAnally, 4:45 p.m.

Thursday, September 25

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson at Aledo, 4:00 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV at Lakeland Academy, 4:30 p.m. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Joshua at Aledo, 7th Gym 1 & 8th MPC;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

Friday, September 26

  • AHS Varsity Girls Black at Granbury Girls Tournament, Harbor Lakes through Sept. 27

  • AHS vs. Joshua at Aledo;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JH vs. St. Paul's Lutheran at Aledo Middle School, 5:30 p.m. *District Game

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