Hatch girls end season with loss

Published 12:00 am Sunday, February 3, 2008

The Selma Times-Journal

The Lady Bobcats of R.C. Hatch didn’t fare as well as the boys in Friday night’s final game of the season.

The young Hatch team lost to the Sumter County Lady Wildcats 56-41.

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Ashley Wilkins and Ebony Smith provided all the offense for Hatch, but the Lady Wildcats held a 15-13 edge after the first quarter.

The Lady Bobcats managed just seven points in the second quarter, while going scoreless the last three and a half minutes for a 26-20 halftime deficit.

The Lady Wildcats scored 12 of 17 points in the paint in the third, posting up for easy baskets. Hatch fell deeper in its hole, 43-29 after three.

The Lady Bobcats couldn’t get any closer than 10 points the rest of the way.

Sumter’s Jamesha Watkins netted a game-high 20 points.

Wilkins led Hatch with 19 points, and Smith chipped in 15.