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Sports December 5, 2017  RSS feed

Lady Bison play two close games

by Paul K. Matney


Samatha Pate, #3 works the ball into the basket for a shot. Photo by Mac Shadix Samatha Pate, #3 works the ball into the basket for a shot. Photo by Mac Shadix The Lady Bison defeated Crockett by 1 point then lost to Marlin by a single point. The Lady Bison traveled to Crockett on November 28th and came back with a 48- 47 win. The Lady Bison held a 13-11 advantage after the first period but trailed 21-22 at half time. The Lady Bison scored 15 points in the third quarter and forged a 36-30 lead. In the early minutes of the fourth quarter the lead was 40-30 and appeared the Lady Bison had an easy win. The Lady Bulldogs came storming back in the fourth quarter but the Lady Bison held on to win 48-47. Mollie Ditt- mar scored 17 points and had 7 rebounds, Melanie McGill had 12 points, Samantha Pate scored 7 points and had 1 rebound, Kaleigh Rhodes scored 6 points and had 5 rebounds, A'sia Bradley scored 3 points and had 7 rebounds, and Samantha Simpson 3 points and had 2 rebounds. Point guard Samantha Pate directed the offense and intercepted several passes.


A’sia Bradley, #11 brings the ball in to set up a basket. Photo by Mac Shadix A’sia Bradley, #11 brings the ball in to set up a basket. Photo by Mac Shadix The Lady Bison hosted Marlin on December 1st and in a game that was decided in the final 4 seconds lost a heartbreaker 40-41. The Lady Bison led 13-9 after the first quarter and the lead was 20-17 at intermission.

Marlin came on strong in the 3rd quarter and the Lady Bison were behind 27-28 beginning the 4th quarter. The lead changed several times in the wild 4th quarter and the Lady Bison were ahead 40-39 until Marlin scored on a lay up with 4 seconds left and the Lady Bison were handed a 40-41 loss. The leading scorer and rebounder for the Lady Bison, Mollie Dittmar, picked up her 5th foul with 2:18 left in the game and that hurt the Lady Bison on offense and defense. If a missed basket had fallen for the Lady Bison they would have had another 1 point victory. Dittmar was solid on offense and defense and Bradley came through with 12 rebounds. McGill, Rhodes, Simpson and Taylor Beshears had solid games. Pate directed the Lady Bison offense and did a good job and intercepted several passes with her quickness. The Lady Bison are a fun team to watch and usually play close games. When District play begins on December 12th the young Lady Bison should be in contention for a playoff spot.


Mollie Dittmar #33 goes up for a shot against Marlin. Photo by Mac Shadix Mollie Dittmar #33 goes up for a shot against Marlin. Photo by Mac Shadix The Lady Bison travel to Normangee for a game on December 5th and play in the Centerville Tournament December 7-9.


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