Yocum, Lorona lead No. 6 Lady Cats in rout

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  Ray junior Shelby Yocum scored a game-high 30 points and senior Tara Lorona finished with a double-double – 23 points and 13 rebounds – as the sixth-ranked Lady Cats routed rival Superior on the road last Friday night, 74 – 8.

  The Lady Cats have now held opponents to 10 points or fewer six times this season.

Yocum, a Player of the Year candidate, also had seven rebounds, four assists and seven steals. Emma Stuart added eight rebounds and Emily Rutter had six to go along six points.

  Freshman Julianna Navarro scored three points to lead Superior.

With the win, Ray improved to 8 – 1 in region games, good enough for second place behind undefeated Ft. Thomas.

  Ray up next: Jan. 24 at San Manuel, Jan. 25 at Arete Prep. Both games are scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

  Superior up next: Jan. 24 vs. Arete Prep, Jan. 25 at Cibecue/Dischii Biko. Both games are scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

Andy Luberda (1120 Posts)

Andrew Luberda began writing for Copper Area News Publishers (CANP) in February 2013 after working 15 years in Healthcare Financial Management. Andy covers sports for 11 high schools. His stories are published in Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner and Superior Sun, in addition to the San Tan Valley Daily PRSS and CopperArea websites. Additionally, he has written human interest stories and business profiles. In May 2012, he earned an AAS in Sports Management at Central Arizona College before graduating with a BS in Communication from Arizona State University in 2014. He and his wife, Kelli, have three sons – AJ, Kyle, and Kade.


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