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WBC Tournament girls games recounted
Black Rock's Jordan Fore looks for two points as she is guarded by a Tuckerman player. The Lady Bulldogs came out on top 47-35.
Lady Bobcat Rachel Looney jumps up for a block as teammate Vanessa Oliver looks on during Walnut Ridge's game against Viola. The Lady Cats dropped the close match 28-26.
The Williams Baptist College tournament continued with second-round action in the girls bracket.
Viola ~ WR
Tuesday's action in the tournament tipped off with a girls' second round match between the fourth-seeded Viola Lady Longhorns and the fifth-seeded Walnut Ridge Lady Bobcats.
This began as a low scoring match, and continued throughout the game. The Lady Longhorns took a 14-10 lead over the Lady Bobcats at the break.
With the ladies back on the hardwood, the Lady Cats took a 21-18 lead heading into the final quarter.
As the final seconds ticked away, and the score tied at 26-26, it looked as if the game was headed for overtime. However, Viola sank a basket before time expired to take a 28-26 win.
Chelsea Treadway led the Lady Cats with 11 points. Rachel Looney contributed six points, and Carrie Massey closed with four points. Vanessa Oliver notched three points, and Chelsey Linebaugh closed with two.
Hillcrest defeated the ninth-seeded Corning Lady Bobcats 56-46 in the next girls second-round game.
The Lady Screamin' Eagles held a 15-13 lead over the Lady Bobcats as the first quarter closed. Corning hammered the boards in the second quarter and took a 31-29 lead over the Lady Eagles at the break.
Hillcrest hit the hardwood with a vengence, regaining a 42-36 lead at the end of the third quarter. The Lady Eagles refused to ease up, as they took the victory.
Lady Eagle Jessica Broadway recorded a double double with 27 points and 10 rebounds. Breanna Doyle added 12 points, five steals and four assists. Jessica Jarrett contributed seven points, six assists and three rebounds. Amber Glenn closed with four points and six rebounds. Whitney Jones tossed in three points, five blocks and two assists, and Lauren Pickle notched two points, four rebounds and an assist.
The Hoxie Lady Mustangs had their hands full with seventh-seeded Southside on Thursday, but pulled out an exciting 57-54 win over the Lady Southerners to advance in the tournament.
The Lady Southerners grabbed a 14-6 lead over the Lady Mustangs at the close of the first quarter. Hoxie started hitting the boards in the second quarter and was able to cut the Southside lead to two points at halftime.
Back on the court, the Lady Mustangs continued to overpower the Lady Southerners to take a 40-39 lead heading into the final quarter.
As the fourth quarter began, Southside took a one-point lead with 6:39 left to play, but the Mustangs connected with the nets, tying the game at 51-51 and pulling out the win.
Jessica Anglin led Hoxie with 23 points. Megan Black contributed 18 points, and Ashley Glenn added nine. Jessica Barber closed with six points, and Rachel Goff netted four for the night.
The third-seeded Maynard Lady Tigers defeated the sixth-seeded Tuckerman Lady Bulldogs 64-59 on Thursday to advance to the semifinal round.
Kim Bray led Maynard with 20 points.
Tuckerman ~Black Rock
Tuckerman defeated the 11th seeded Black Rock Lady Zebras 47-35 in a first-round game on Nov. 27.
The Lady Bulldogs jumped out to an 18-8 lead in the first quarter and continued to lead 27-14 as the teams headed to halftime.
Tuckerman's defense held the Lady Zebras to two points in the third quarter as they increased the lead to 42-16 after three quarters.
Jordan Fore led the Zebras with 13 points, six rebounds and three assists. Whitney Martin added 12 points and three steals, and Brittany Anderson closed with five points. Shanda Whitlow and Stephaine Bagwell each added two points. Bagwell also had five rebounds.
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