By Payton Shays
The New London Ladycats had their final two home games of the season last week and brought home their last two victories on their home floor.
This week of action moved the team to 16-4 overall in their 20th game of the season. The Cats hold a conference record of 10-2 with just two conference opponents yet to face.
The Ladycats hosted the Huron Tigers on Thursday night and grabbed 37-32 win over the winless Tigers.
New London started the game with a slow start that never really picked up through the contest.
The Cats held a 9-4 advantage after the first quarter thanks to free throws with just one shot made from the field.
The Wildcats went the entire second quarter without any shots from the field at all until a last second shot at the buzzer to give them just 2-30 form the field in the first half of action.
The score at intermission showed a 15-13 Wildcat advantage after the shot at the buzzer to put them up by two.
The Cats won out the third and fourth quarters by just one and two points.
The free throws sunk at the end of the fourth after forced Tiger foul handed the Cats their 5 point win.
Danielle Carruthers led the Cats to victory with 18 points, ten of which came form the free throw line as she finished 10-12 on the stripe.
The Tigers were able to sink 5 from beyond the arc while New London had just 1 form Eden Copley.
Copley finished the night with 11 points trailing Carruthers to help the Cats in the win.
New London made 20 total free throws in their victory which handed them over half their total points in the win.
The Cats finished with just 6 total field goals on the night.
Saturday the Ladycats hosted the St. Paul Flyers in a conference match-up on senior night.
The Cats took down the Flyers in a tight match with a final score of 48-38.
This was the final game on their home court for New London’s six seniors; Carruthers, Payton Shays, Rylee Haswell, Emma Sullivan. Kennedy Howell, and Alyssa Hartman.
Carruthers and Shays led the Cats for the last time on their court each finishing the night with 14 points apiece.
Shays finished 6-6 from the free throw stripe to add to her total.
St. Paul held on throughout the game but was forced to foul at the end to give the Cats their ten point victory margin.
New London had their tournament draw on Sunday afternoon and they received the first place seed in their 13 team district.
The Cats took 10 first place votes out of the 13 teams to vote with just three teams not ranking them in first.
The Ladycats took a first round bye and will play at Shelby High school for sectional finals.
This week New London will not have any games until Saturday afternoon when they travel to Mapleton for their second to last game of the season beginning at 1 pm.If the Ladycats take this victory they secure an undisputed second place conference finish, they are in second after this week with just two losses to Crestview.