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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, February 12

  • AHS vs. Granbury at AHS;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Birdville HS Tournament; all day

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats at Granbury; 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Granbury; 7:45 p.m.

Saturday, February 13

  • AHS at Lake Dallas Scrimmage;

    JV- 4 p.m.

    Freshman- 12 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats Scrimmage vs. Weatherford at AHS;

    Varsity- 12:30 p.m.

    JV- 11 a.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Lake Dallas at AHS Scrimmage; 12 p.m.

Monday, February 15

  • AHS JV vs. Burleson at AHS; 7:30 p.m.

  • AHS JV Ladycats vs. Burleson at AHS; 6 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16

  • AHS at Cleburne;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS JV at South Hills JV Tournament at McLeland; all day

  • AHS at South Grand Prairie Scrimmage;

    JV 4:30 p.m.

    Freshman- 7 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats at Mansfield Summit;

    Varsity- 7 p.m.

    JV- 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. South Grand Prarie at AHS Scrimmage; 4:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats vs. Cleburne at AHS; 6 p.m.

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