Newcastle’s Holly Manos goes up for a layup during the first half Friday afternoon against Knox City at Newcastle High School. Manos finished with 11 points in the game. The Lady Cats won the game over the Houndettes by a score of 54-51. Leader photos by Evan Grice
Newcastle’s KC Shields looks to drive to the lane on offense during the first half Friday afternoon against Knox City in a non-district game.
Newcastle Lady Cats player Nicole Martinez brings the ball down the court in transition on offense during the second half Friday afternoon at Newcastle High School against Knox City.

Newcastle Lady Cats survive against KC Houndettes

NEWCASTLE - Basketball is often a game full of second chances. Newcastle Lady Cats player K.C. Shields found this out at just the right time Friday afternoon. Moments after missing the front end of a 1-and-1, Shields gathered herself and sank two clutch free throws with 6.5 seconds left to help Newcastle escape 54-50 against Knox City. Newcastle was scheduled to be at home Tuesday night against Aspermont, and will open district play Friday night at 6 p.m. against Throckmorton on the road. As exciting as the finish was for Newcastle, it shouldn’t have ever come to be. Both teams ...

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