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Lady Bears take down Lady Trojans, 65-37

The West Lincoln Lady Bears coasted to a 65-37 victory over Amite County Tuesday night, getting out front early for a carefree second half.

The Lady Bears heated up in the second period, taking a 20-point lead to halftime and coming out hot in the third quarter to take control of the game. The West Lincoln girls sat on a 30-point lead at the start of the fourth quarter, and the game was already won.

“Overall, I thought the girls played well. We made a lot of shots and got off to a good start in the first half,” Lady Bears coach Brooks Smith said. “We built on that in the second half. We need to work on doing a better job at rebounding, and we’ll work on that. Overall, I was pleased with the way the girls played.”

The game started off with ties and lead changes. Halfway through the first, the Lady Bears started to gain momentum, leading 14-9 going into the second period.

The she-bears offense heated up in the second period, as they separated themselves from the Lady Trojans to lead 35-14 at halftime.

West Lincoln pressed the court hard and fast in the third, and didn’t allow Amite County to get off many shots. They led 50-20 going into the final period.

Although the Lady Trojans tried to get shots to sink in the final period, the Lady Bears were in total control. By the time the final buzzer sounded, West Lincoln won by a final score of 65-37.

The win keeps the Lady Bears undefeated in Region 7-2A at 6-0, with a 14-6 overall record. The Lady Trojans fall to 2-3 in the region and hold a 4-16 overall record.

The Lady Bears had three players shoot double-digits. Junior Skylar Hall led with 19 points, while sophomore Bailey Wilson followed with 14 points. Freshman Brittany Sturkey netted 12 points and junior Elizabeth Stogner made seven points. Junior Megan Gerald hit six points, and junior Katelyn Dickerson hit four. Freshman Jena Hughes made two points and freshman Mya Brown finished with one point.

Senior Ambria Handy led the Lady Trojans with 11 points. Senior Ariesha Chandler netted nine points. Senior Taniya Ellis and sophomore Kid Yonna Osbey had six points each, while sophomore Shanquanletha Cain hit three points. Sophomore Kyniyielle Jones and freshman Kathleen White finished with one point each.

West Lincoln will be in action Friday as they take on Enterprise.

Amite County will also be in action Friday, as they play against Bogue Chitto.

Story by Dave Linton