Lady Mustangs remain unbeaten on season
Buffalo Island Central ran its record to a perfect 18-0 overall and 6-0 in 2A-3 conference play with a pair of league victories in senior girls basketball action last week.
The Lady Mustangs began the week with a 74-62 win over East Poinsett County at Lepanto and completed their sweep, handing Marmaduke a 55-42 defeat Thursday night on the road.
Brittany Fowler and Jenna Pike combined for 53 points in BIC's victory over EPC to take sole possession of first place in league play. Fowler finished the night with 29 points, eight rebounds and six steals while Pike drilled five three pointers on her way to a 24 point performance. Pike also added six rebounds on the night.
Cassidy Qualls tallied five points and 10 boards while Kaylee Greathouse also scored five points for the Lady Mustangs. Hayley Parker and Brittany Stockton chipped in four points piece while Taylor Owens added three. BIC drilled seven treys and hit a whopping 31-38 free throw attempts.
Keyerah Young led the Lady Warriors with 25 points while going a perfect 11-11 from the foul line. EPC fell to 7-2 overall and 4-1 in league play.
The Lady Warriors led 13-9 after one period of play and took a 30-26 edge into the dressing room at intermission. BIC outscored EPC 25-18 in the third quarter to grab a 51-48 advantage heading into the final frame.
Brittany Fowler scored a game high 24 points while grabbing nine rebounds in BIC's win at Marmaduke. Jenna Pike tallied 11 points to go along with five steals while Cassidy Qualls also notched 11 points. Kaylee Greathouse netted four while Taylor Owens and Brittany Stockton added two points each. Katelyn Sparkman rounded out the Lady Mustang attack with one point. Hayley Parker led BIC in rebounding with 11 boards.
BIC hit 18-24 free throws and nailed three treys on the evening.
Whitley Boggs scored 15 points while Rachel Vangilder added 12 to lead Marmaduke.
The junior Lady Mustangs suffered a pair of defeats, losing to EPC 45-41 and 45-19 to Marmaduke.
Candice Hodge led BIC with 15 points in the loss to EPC. Hannah Poe scored eight, Taylor McKuin netted seven, Megan Holden tallied four while Kelsey Strickland contributed three. Madison Greathouse and Bailey Owens added two points apiece.
Marmaduke raced to a 20-0 lead after one period of play and went on to a 26 point victory over the Mustangs Thursday night on the road. The Lady Greyhounds placed three players in double figures, led by Allison Hampton and Sidnee Bapp who scored 11 points apiece. Cally Price added 10 points.
Taylor McKuin led BIC with six points while Bailey Owens added three. Madison Greathouse, Hannah Poe, Megan Holden, Kelsey Strickland and Candice Hodge all added two points apiece.
BIC will begin a busy week, starting with a 2A-3 conference matchup against Marked Tree Monday night at Monette. The Lady Mustangs will close out the week with a pair of non-conference games Tuesday night at Nettleton and Friday night at Westside.