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No. 17 Ladycats come back to defeat Birdville, 50-44

January 22, 2010 by Tony Eierdam

Aledo freshman wing Mallory Powell scored 16 points and junior guard Logan Mittie added 15, including nine in the fourth quarter, to lead the Ladycats to a 50-44 victory over Birdville Friday night in a key District 6-4A game at Birdville.

The win raises the state-ranked No. 17 Ladycats' district mark to 8-1.

Aledo and Springtown - a winner Friday night over Saginaw - are locked in a first place tie in 6-4A as Saginaw drops a game back.

The Ladycats will continue district play at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Brewer.

The Ladycats trailed 24-18 at the half. In the third quarter, AHS held the Lady Hawks to just seven points while scoring 19 to take a 37-31 lead into the fourth period.

A key to the game was second-half free throw shooting. At one point from the middle of the third period until late in the fourth, the Ladycats connected on 16 consecutive free throws, while Birdville struggled at the line.

Both teams scored 13 points in the final stanza as the Ladycats hung on for a six-point win.

Also scoring for Aledo were senior post Tara Gough and sophomore wing Caileen Tallant, each with six points, senior guard Melissa Howell with five, and sophomore guard Alanna Martin with two.

Tallant led the Ladycats with six steals, and Powell led AHS on the boards with eight rebounds.

Birdville runs past Bearcats, 65-39

Birdville raised its District 6-4A record to 5-2 after a 65-39 win over the Aledo Bearcats Friday night at Birdville.

The loss drops the Bearcats' district record to 1-6. The Bearcats will continue 6-4A play on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at Brewer.

Danny Glass led the Bearcats with 12 points while also pulling down five rebounds.

Also scoring for Aledo were Blake Reynolds and Matt Barron, each with six points, Dillon Hawkins and Robbie Spreier, each with five, Shane Smith with three and Gregg Lowe with two.

Sports Calendar

Friday, March 27

  • Aledo Varsity at Crowley Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Preview at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Texas Relays, Qualifiers Only

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Crowley at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Crowley, 5:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Granbury at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

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