The Yorktown Kitty Kats had an aggressive second half to tie up the game against Three Rivers at home on Feb. 3 but soon ran out of gas with two minutes remaining.
Yorktown Kitty Kat coach Bruno Mata said, “They turned up the intensity and we did not match it.’
Three Rivers coach LeeAnn Baker said, “Yorktown has a good team and we knew it would be a battle on their home court.”
Yorktown started behind 17-28 at the half.
Mata said, “We were standing around too much. We were stagnant and they were able to get the ball in the little cracks that we had.”
When the Kitty Kats returned from the locker room after the half, they were altogether a different team. Yorktown went into a full court press and outscored Three Rivers 15-5 and ending the third quarter 32-33.
“We needed to start moving our feet defensively and [we did],” Mata said
“We have been struggling to come out strong after half-time and it showed,” Baker said.