BETHLEHEM — Though they be but little, they are fierce. The varsity Lady Wildcats of Bethlehem High School showed their fangs and scraped a victory against the Central High School Lady Jaguars during their high school basketball Homecoming match Jan. 18.
The Lady Wildcats held a substantial lead in the first period, ending with a score of 11-4.
The Lady Jaguars quickly began to pick up their pace, ending the first half only 3 points behind with a score of 13-16, but they kept up their momentum to soon surpass the Lady Wildcats for a 30-27 lead.
The Lady Wildcats quickly retaliated and after a ferocious struggle came out the victor with a final score of 49-42.
The varsity Wildcats had more of a struggle against the Jaguars in boys basketball that evening. The Jaguars held a 13-point lead at the end of the first period with a score of 18-5 and a 25-point lead at the end of the first half with a score of 39-14.
The Wildcats picked up the pace during the second half, gaining some of their footing back and closing some of the divide. The Jaguars had a 14-point lead at the end of the third period, 50-36, and a 13-point lead to end the game with a score of 59-46.
The Lady Wildcats will face the Lady Bobcats of Paxton High School at 2:30 p.m. today, Jan. 22, at Paxton High School.
The Wildcats also will be up against the Bobcats of Paxton High School at 1 p.m. today.