Rector outscores Lady Mustangs on senior night

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Kendal Gunn pumped in 19 points to lead the fourth ranked Lady Cougars to a 50-36 victory over Buffalo Island Central, spoiling senior night for the Lady Mustangs Friday at Monette.

Rector (27-4, 13-2 2A-3) also got 11 points from Cheyanne Ellis and 10 more from Bekah Scott. Kristen Smart pulled down 11 boards for the Lady Cougars.

Karo Thomas led BIC, which saw their record drop to 18-10 overall and 9-7 in conference play, with 10 points.

"We have two seniors and we are really going to miss them," said BIC Coach Stan Fowler. "Taylor McKuin has improved so much, and has become a real inside threat for us. She has had a lot to do with the success we've enjoyed this year. She is the type of player who always gives it her all. Cidnie Brooks has really improved in her senior year. It's really been impressive. She has stepped up her game. She does a great job defensively and is a very good athlete. She's helped us a lot this year."

BIC began the week with a 52-33 victory Monday night at Bay. Hannah Poe led the Lady Mustangs with 14 points while Kelsey Strickland drained four three pointers, finishing with 12 points.

Katie Ferguson led the Lady Yellowjackets with 12 points.

In junior high action, BIC defeated Rector 40-32 to improve to 17-5 overall and 13-2 in conference play. Molly Hart led the Lady Mustangs with 12 points.

The junior girls dropped a 43-38 decision Monday night at Bay. Whitlee Layne led the Lady Yellowjackets with 15 points while Tot Diaz added 11. Jona Carmichael topped BIC with 14 points.

The junior girls will enter the district tournament as the number two seed. BIC will play Tuesday night at 8:15 in Marmaduke.

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