Cathedral handcuffs Rangers

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 8, 1999

Cathedral High picked up a pair of District 6-2A wins as the Green Wave swept Richland here Tuesday.

In the girls game, the Lady Wave held off the Lady Rangers 39-33, while Cathedral’s boys used the 27-point performance of Lanoxne Scott to post a 47-41 victory.

Scott connected on a personal high seven 3-point shots in the contest.

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The 5-foot-11 senior had to go to the bench 13 seconds into the contest after bumping his knee against an opponent.

But he came right back in and sank two straight 3-pointers to put the Green Wave up 6-4.

&uot;The guy guarding me told me I was not going to do anything tonight, to stop crying,&uot; Scott said after the injury. &uot;So I just thought, ‘All right, I’ll show you.’ The first 3-pointer I made felt funny, but the second one felt good.&uot;

Scott hit one more 3-pointer in the first quarter for a 15-8 Green Wave advantage.

Both teams struggled from the field in the second quarter as Cathedral outscored Richland 9-4 for a 24-12 halftime advantage.

The Rangers battled back in the third quarter as Keith Berry hit a shot at the buzzer to pull Richland to within 37-32 going into the final quarter.

Cathedral maintained its lead throughout most of the final period, but Richland pulled to within 44-41 with 1:03 remaining.

But Scott made a bounce pass underneath the basket to Bart Lane who put the Green Wave up 46-41 with 43 seconds to play.

&uot;We played as a team,&uot; Robinson said. &uot;Everybody contributed.&uot;

Lane added eight points for Cathedral, while Robinson netted five.

Keith Berry paced Richland with 19.

Cathedral’s boys improved to 7-3 overall and 2-1 in district play.

&uot;The boys just continue to hang in there,&uot; said Cathedral coach Bill Cameron. &uot;They showed a lot of grit and determination in the fourth quarter, holding them off.&uot;

Cathedral girls coach Craig Beesley was not overall pleased with his team’s effort after winning the Catholic Tournament last weekend.

&uot;We missed too many layups and free throws,&uot; Beesley said. &uot;They outhustled us. They were pretty physical. But it was good to get the win.&uot;

Cathedral led Richland 10-6 after one period of play and 19-10 at halftime.

The Lady Rangers pulled to within 25-21 in the third quarter, but the Lady Wave pulled back ahead in the final period. Richland made a late run, pulling to within 36-33, but the Lady Wave held the ball for the final 35 seconds before Betsi McGraw nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Mary Alyce Cooley led Cathedral with 10 points, while McGraw added nine.

Richland, 1-11, was led by Stephanie Dunn with 10.

The Lady Wave improved to 6-3 overall and 1-2 in district play.

Cathedral finished 2-10 in District 7-1A last year.

&uot;It’s good to get the win despite the way we played,&uot; Beesley said. &uot;But we have got to start hitting our shots.&uot;

Cathedral plays at Wesson Friday.