Lady Mustangs gain pair of conference victories
Buffalo Island Central's Lady Mustangs improved their record to 7-5 overall and 5-1 in conference play last week with a pair of league victories.
BIC hosted East Poinsett County Monday night and came away with a 40-31 victory. Haddyn Hurst banged home three treys and finished with 10 points to lead the Lady Mustangs. Heather SIpes scored eight, Molly Hart had seven, Jonna Carmichael and Brianna Lambert tallied six points apiece while Madison Nowlin chipped in three points to round out the BIC scoring.
The Lady Mustangs held a 12-4 lead after the first quarter before settling on a 23-15 advantage at the half. BIC led 28-21 after three periods of play.
In junior high action, BIC slipped past EPC 31-27. The Lady Mustangs held a 7-6 edge after the first quarter before EPC fought back to take a 19-12 advantage at the half. The Lady Warriors clung to a 22-17 lead entering the final frame before watching BIC rally, outscoring EPC 14-5 in the last stanza to pull out the victory.
Vicky Esparza and Hannah Carle led BIC with 12 points each. Emma Graddy scored five while Lexi Riley added two. Jordyn Brewer paced EPC with 10 points.
BIC got a 23 point effort from Lambert, who knocked down seven three pointers, as the Lady Mustangs destroyed KIPP Blytheville 70-6 Friday night. Sipes added 14 points, all in the first half. BIC finished the night draining 12 three pointers while forcing a whopping 27 turnovers.
In junior girls play, Esparza pumped in 22 points to lead BIC to an easy 42-11 victory.
The Lady Mustangs will open NEA Tournament play Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. against Marked Tree.