MADILL — Around the holiday season, it’s not uncommon to receive special presents at just the right time.

MADILL — Around the holiday season, it’s not uncommon to receive special presents at just the right time.

The Madill Lady Wildcats decided to give themselves a special gift Tuesday night, as they earned their second victory of the season, a 52-32 decision over the Davis Lady Wolves at Wildcat Fieldhouse.

A huge part of Madill’s victory came from a smothering defense which created numerous turnovers for the Lady Wolves, along with having a pair of players score in double figures.

Madison Jowers finished with 14 points, with Kelsie Lambertsen scoring 10 points. 

“We knocked down some free throws tonight, and we limited our turnovers, which gave us a chance out there,” Madill coach Shawn Runyan said. “Madison (Jowers) is the heart and soul of us on defense. I never worry about what she’s going to bring to the table for us. She’s a blessing.”

Davis came out strong in the first quarter, and managed to lead three times, leading to a 10-8 advantage at the end of the frame.

But when the Lady Wildcats took the lead in the second at 11-10 with 7:03 left before halftime, they seemed to ease into a comfortable state which the Lady Wolves were never able to get them out of.

Davis managed to get within one point at 17-16, but Madill came back with a 5-0 run to pad the lead to 22-16 with 1:08 left before halftime.

However things were about to go from bad to worse for the Lady Wolves, as Kyla Birkes was forced to leave the game following a collision at half-court, which resulted in a knee injury before the halftime break.

Despite the setback, the Lady Wolves managed to close the first half with a 4-0 run and found themselves down 24-20 heading into the locker room.

Madill wasn’t about to let this one get away though.

The Lady Wildcats used the third quarter as their own momentum swing, going on a 17-4 run to take a 41-24 advantage into the fourth.

“I really got on the girls at halftime,” Runyan said about the third quarter. “These girls just went and finally played with the ability I know they have and it showed in the second half.”

MHS finished off the game with an 11-9 fourth quarter.

Other scorers for the Lady Wildcats included Caitlyn Gillis with five points, followed by Cloe Austin with four points.

Davis was led by Jolee Grinstead with eight points, followed by Sydney Martin with six points, and Harley Alexander with five points.

Madill (2-6) will be back in action on Jan. 4 at the Byng Winter Classic, while Davis (2-5) will be at Plainview on Jan. 2.