Buffalo Island Central's Brittany Fowler scored 18 of her game high 25 points in the second half to lead the Lady Mustangs to a hard fought 51-37 victory over archrival Riverside in 2A-3 conference action Tuesday night at the Mustang Athletic Complex.
The game was a see-saw affair throughout the first half, with BIC holding a slim 9-7 edge after the opening period, thanks to a three point play by Fowler with 21 seconds to go in the quarter. Riverside took its first lead since the 2:07 mark of the game on a pair of free throws by Becca Frayer with 49 seconds left in the half, giving the Lady Rebels a 22-21 advantage. But an offensive stick-back by BIC's Kaylee Greathouse with 26 seconds left gave the Lady Mustangs a 23-22 lead heading into the dressing room at the half.
Jenna Pike scored eight points, Cassidy Qualls tallied seven while Greathouse and Hayley Parker pitched in four points apiece. Brittany Stockton added three points for BIC, who hit just eight of 18 free throws while finishing with one three pointer.
Frayer led Riverside with 11 points while Meagan Goza also hit double digits with 10. Kyley Campbell scored eight, Alyssia Thibodeaux netted four while Tara Campbell and Susan Sailor added two points apiece. Riverside connected on 10-13 foul shots and nailed three treys on the evening.
Hannah Poe led BIC with six points, Candice Hodge tallied five while Megan Holden, Bailey Owens and Katie Lomax added four points apiece.
BIC rolled over Walnut Ridge 69-46 in senior girls action Thursday night, led by Jenna Pike who scored 16 points. Kaylee Greathouse nailed four three pointers in scoring 13 points while Brittany Fowler added 10. Taylor Owens scored nine points, Cassidy Qualls tallied seven, Hayley Parker and Shania Junyor pitched in four points apiece while Jodiee Clay, Rachel Goldammer and Katelyn Sparkman all added two points each. The Lady Mustangs drilled 14-20 foul shots and drained nine treys on the night.
In the junior high game, Walnut Ridge slipped past BIC 45-37 behind Anna Bland's 27 points, including 20 in the first half. The Lady Bobcats jumped to a 15-6 first period lead and held a 24-15 advantage at the half. Walnut Ridge led 35-25 entering the final frame.
Hannah Poe led BIC with 14 points. Candice Hodge scored six, Megan Holden and Kara Thomas tallied four points apiece, Madison Greathouse pitched in three while Taylor McKuin, Katie Lomax and Bailey Owens added two points each.
BIC will return to the hardwood Monday night when they travel to Cross County to take on the Lady Thunderbirds in a 2A-3 conference matchup. The Lady Mustangs will battle East Poinsett County Thursday night at the Mustang Athletic Complex in a game between the state's number one and two ranked teams in Class 2A.
Riverside knocked off Black Rock 60-40 in non-conference action Thursday night. The Lady Rebels (7-15, 3-7 2A-3) were led by Kyley Campbell and Becca Frayer who scored 24 points apiece. Campbell completed the night with a double-double, adding 10 rebounds, while Frayer had seven boards and four steals. Meagan Goza also contributed a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Haley Slusser led Black Rock with 20 points.
In junior high action, the Lady Rebels improved to 21-4 on the season with a 53-18 win over the Lady Zebras. Kenzley Wilson paved the way for Riverside, scoring 19 points.
Riverside returns to action Monday night when they host Rector in a 2A-3 conference battle at Lake City. The Lady Rebels close the week Thursday with another league game against Maynard at Caraway.