Lady Mustangs fall to Bay and Marmaduke
Defending 1A State Champion Bay raced to a 13-0 lead and cruised to a 61-35 victory over Buffalo Island Central in senior girls action Monday night at Bay.
The Lady Yellowjackets used the long ball, knocking down 12 three-point bombs, including five in the opening quarter, as Bay took a 20-9 lead after the first quarter. Senior guard Sarah Blackman began the contest, drilling three consecutive treys, and finished with four in the period. BICís nine points in the opening frame also came on three pointers, two from Harley Miller and one from Morgan James.
The Lady Yellowjackets increased their lead in the second period behind Mallory Hartleyís nine points as Bay took a 37-20 advantage into the dressing room at intermission.
Bay continued to connect from long range in the third stanza as Abby Frisby drained four more triples, giving the Yellowjackets a commanding 56-28 lead after three periods of play.
Hartley finished with a game high 22 points to lead Bay while Blackman and Frisby added 15 and 12 points respectively.
Molly Hart, who scored all eight of BICís third quarter points, finished with a team high 11 to lead the Lady Mustangs. Heather Sipes scored seven, Miller had six, James and Brianna Lambert tallied five points apiece while Holly Stockton finished with two points.
In junior high action, BIC slipped past Bay 23-22.
BIC hosted conference rival Marmaduke Thursday night at Monette, but came up on the short end of a 68-57 decision. The Lady Greyhounds led 17-8 after the opening quarter before BIC rallied to close to 31-28 at the half. Marmaduke stretched their advantage to ten points, 48-38, after three periods of play.
Emma Foster pumped in a game high 23 points to pace Marmaduke while Anna Meredith added 18.
Sipes produced a double-double for BIC, scoring 16 points while grabbing 11 boards. The senior guard also dished out six assists. Haddyn Hurst poured in five three pointers and finished with 15 points while sophomore Vicky Esparza also recorded a double-double, netting 12 points while pulling down 13 rebounds.
In the junior high game, Marmaduke romped to a 47-9 win.
BIC returns to action Monday night with a road trip to Lepanto where they will face East Poinsett County. BIC entertains KIPP Blytheville Friday before participating in the Pangburn Classic Saturday.