By Chris Parsons
The Lynn Camp Lady Cats faced off against Pineville for the second time in as many games Thursday, coming away with a 59-55 victory.
The final score was much closer than the last time the two played as the Lady Cats cruised to a 54-20 victory. This time Lynn Camp had to overcome a 42-41 deficit to start the third quarter, but did so thanks to going perfect from the free throw line (six-of-six) in the final period.
Lynn Camp assistant coach Mike Hensley said the staff was pleased with the win and the way the Lady Cats performed on offense.
“This was a nice win for us coming off Christmas break,” Hensley said. “We had a balanced attack tonight, placing four girls in double figures.
“We established Jessica May down in the post and she responded with a great game for us,” he added.
Kayla Smith, along with May, led the way for Lynn Camp, scoring 18 and 17 points, respectively.
Lynn Camp took a 12-8 lead after the first quarter, but the two teams played even in the second quarter to maintain the four-point lead (26-22).
Pineville bested the Lady Cats 20-15 in the third period, grabbing the one-point lead with eight minutes to play.
Lynn Camp 59, Pineville 55
Lynn Camp 12 14 15 18 59
Pineville 8 14 20 13 55
Lynn Camp (59) – Smith 18, May 17, Wilson 10, Burke 10, Miller 2, White 2.
Pineville (55) – Enix 23, Washington 17, Gambrell 7, Mulins 3, Adams 3, Barnes 2.