Buffalo Island Central knocked Bay from the unbeaten ranks with a 72-65 upset victory Monday night at the Mustang Athletic Complex. Bay held a 15-14 edge after the first period before the Lady Mustangs rallied to tie the score 30-30 at the half. Bay outscored BIC 20-14 in the third period to take a 50-44 lead into the final frame before the Lady Mustangs charged back in the fourth quarter to pull out the victory.
Freshman Brittany Fowler poured in a game high 32 points while Jenna Pike added 16 more to lead the Lady Mustang scoring attack. Taylor Owens scored eight points, Holly Dempsey and Shelby Qualls netted five points apiece while Jamie Harris, Whitlee Rolland and Hayley Parker added two points each for BIC. The Lady Mustangs drilled 27-33 free throws to nail down the victory.
Tressa Jenkins scored 21 points while Chelsea Jones added 20 more to lead the Lady Yellowjackets. Trisha Dedman chipped in 13. Bay connected on 24-36 from the foul line.
The Lady Mustangs closed the week with a 70-47 victory over Armorel. Fowler netted a double-double, scoring 20 points while snaring 10 rebounds to lead BIC. Dempsey poured in 17 points while Pike scored nine points, grabbed eight boards and dished out six assists.
In junior high action, BIC rolled past Bay 46-17. Kaylee Greathouse and Cassidy Qualls scored 13 and 11 points respectively to lead the Lady Mustangs in scoring. Katelyn Sparkman tallied eight while Brittany Stockton and Rachel Goldammer chipped in four points apiece. Emily Owens, Bailey Owens and Kelsey Strickland added two points each. BIC stormed to a 14-3 first quarter lead and held a 28-13 advantage at the half. The Lady Mustangs led 38-17 after three quarters. Sara Sharp led Bay with 13 points.
The Junior Lady Mustangs competed in the Bay Invitational Tournament, advancing all the way to the championship game before dropping a 33-28 decision in the finals to Marmaduke. BIC, 9-2 on the season, made its way to the finals with a 45-18 win over Marked Tree before defeating Riverside 35-26 in the semifinals.
BIC got scoring from 11 players in the win over Marked Tree, led by Sparkman's nine points. Stockton tallied seven, Qualls netted six, Kaylee Greathouse and Goldammer scored four points apiece while Emily Owens added three. Strickland, Madison Greathouse and Jodiee Clay pitched in two points each while Hannah Poe and Bailey Owens tallied one point apiece.
BIC led 6-0 after the first period and increased their lead to 19-3 at the half. The Lady Mustangs held a 31-8 lead after three periods.
Qualls and Sparkman scored 12 and 11 points respectively in BIC's semifinal win over the Lady Rebels. Emily Owens tallied six while Kaylee Greathouse and Stockton added two points apiece to round off the BIC attack. The Lady Mustangs hit nine of 15 foul shots and connected on one three pointer.
BIC led 7-5 after one period, 13-6 at the half and 25-15 after three quarters.
Emily Manues led Riverside with 10 points, Lindsey Bennett scored five, Kenzley Wilson netted four, Anna Brickell tallied three while Jordan Miller and Emily Jordan chipped in two points apiece.
BIC will return to action Monday night when they travel to Caraway to face arch-rival Riverside in a crucial 2A-3 conference game.