Enterprise falls twice in season finale
BASSFIELD – The Enterprise Lady Yellow Jackets and Jackets saw their basketball season come to an end Tuesday night on the opening day of the Region 7-2A Tournament as the East Marion Lady Eagles and the Bassfield Yellowjackets were victorious..
In the girls’ game, the Lady Eagles soared past the Lady Jackets 53-36.
In the boys’ finale, Bassfield was the most dominating Yellow Jacket after crushing Enterprise 68-32.
East Marion 53, Enterprise 36
The Lady Eagles relied on their tough and aggressive play style to overwhelm the Enterprise Yellowjackets to take a 16-9 lead in the first quarter and continued to roll to carry a 31-16 lead into halftime.
In the second half, the Lady Jackets (12-17) made a great effort to rally back into the contest, but a late surge by East Marion allowed the Lady Eagles to outscore Enterprise 22-19 to secure the win.
Freshmen guard Alissa Barlow was the top scoring leader for the Lady Jackets with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals. Megan Rippy contributed 13 points. Courtney Greer paced Enterprise on the boards with 6 rebounds.
“The rough and physical play shook us up early, but the girls did a great job fighting to stay in the game,” said Enterprise coach Jill Nations. “We struggled all night shooting, and not making free throws really hurt us in the game. Now, we regroup and start preparing for next year.”
Audrianna Howard powered the Lady Eagles’ offense with a game-high 17 points. Jerrica Echols was the second leading scorer with 10 points.
Bassfield 68, Enterprise 32
Bassfield overpowered Enterprise with their toughness and quick scoring threat in the first quarter to take a 24-10 lead and never looked back as they cruised to a 35-15 lead at halftime.
Junior guard John Gray poured in a team-high 15 points to lead Enterprise (8-21),
“I was very please with my guys’ effort,” said Enterprise coach John Knight. “Bassfield came out ready to play and we could not match their tempo. This was a tough loss, and it is even harder since it is the last game of the season.”
Bassfield had three players to score in double figures as Jamal Peter led the pace with 17 points. Josh Williams contributed 16 points and Rakiem Booth had 10 points.