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By Will Nations
The Saltillo Lady Tigers overcame a three-point, halftime deficit with a 12-4 third quarter, giving Saltillo a 46-41 victory over the West Point Lady Wave in the District 2-5A opener Tuesday night on the campus of West Point High School.
Saltilloâ€™s 12-4, third-quarter performance started with a Jamaya Cogginsâ€™ free throw and ended with two free throws from Keyona Kohlhemin with less than five seconds in the period, 33-28. The Lady Tigers went four of six from the free-throw line and knocked down three baskets inside the lane. West Point struggled offensively with a two of 11 field goal shooting display and missed all seven attempts from the charity stripe in the eight-minute stretch.
â€śWe tried to adjust at halftime and tried to settle down more to get a little more focus,â€ť Saltillo Head Coach Cassie Farris said. â€śAfter we did that, things worked more smoothly for us. We hope are turnovers clean up for the season.â€ť
Coggins led Saltillo with 17 points, scoring 11 in the first half. Kassie Gaston added 11 points to help the Lady Tigers capitalize over the Lady Wave.
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