BUFFALO, NY – The Lady Kats opened a double header Tuesday at the ECC Flickinger Center and lost a tough game to Monroe CC (70-49).
Turnovers were an issue all game for the Kats as they finished the night with (24) total turnovers and many of them lead to points for Monroe on the other end. With both defenses playing strong, and holding both sides to below 40% shooting, the turnovers gave Monroe more chances on the offensive end to score.
Monroe did slowly build an early lead in the game that made it very difficult for the Lady Kats to recover. After each run the Kats would make, Monroe would counter it and keep padding their lead.
Overall, Monroe outrebounded the Kats 43-34, including a 20-13 margin on the offensive glass.
Leading the Lady Kats was Crystal Marion (Buffalo, NY / St. Mary School for the Deaf) who finished with (12) points and (5) rebounds while Kimberly Vega (Buffalo, NY / Davince High) finished with (8) points and (5) rebounds.
The Lady Kats travel to Mercyhurt NE to play a conference game at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.