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Sports December 12, 2017  RSS feed

Lady Bison go 3-2 in Centerville Tournament

Paul K. Matney


Lady Bison Mollie Dittmar (33) drives around the defender. 
Paul’s Photo Lady Bison Mollie Dittmar (33) drives around the defender. Paul’s Photo The Lady Bison had a good week as they competed in the Centerville Tournament defeating Troy 65-48, Mart 42-22, Crockett 64-42 and lost to Franklin 35-67 and New Waverly 57-60. The Lady Bison opened the tournament on December 7th as they lost to Franklin 35-67. Franklin has a good team and have some good 3 point shooters.

The Lady Bison got off to a slow start and trailed 10-23 after the first quarter. The Lady Bison trailed 19-34 at the intermission. The deficit was 17 after 3 quarters and the Lady Bison went ice cold in the final quarter scoring only 2 points in the 35-67 loss. Stats for the Franklin game: Samantha Pate scored 16 points, Mollie Dittmar scored 12 points, Taylor Beshears scored 4 points, Kaleigh Rhodes scored 2 points and A'sia Bradley scored 1 point.

The Lady Bison tangled with Troy next and came through with a 65-48 victory. Stats for the Troy game: Dittmar scored 24 points, Rhodes scored 9 points, Samantha Simpson scored 9 points, Beshears scored 8 points, Bradley scored 8 points, Pate scored 6 points and Iris Valles scored 1 point.

The next game was against Mart and the Lady Bison won easily 42-22. Stats for the Mart game: Dittmar scored 13 points, Rhodes scored 9 points, Bradley scored 8 points, Simpson scored 6 points, Yomele Almeida scored 2 points Beshears scored 2 points, Valles scored 2 points. Next up was New Waverly and the Lady Bison lost 57-60 in a rough and close game. Stats for the New Waverly game: Dittmar scored 19 points, Bradley scored 17 points, Pate scored 11 points, Simpson scored 8 points and Rhodes scored 2 points.

Coach JJ Guidry said after the tournament, “I am very proud of our girls. They have played a schedule as tough as any other 3A team in the state, and have continued to improve. They work hard every day and love to compete. We have a very tough district, but we are anxious to get district started. We are excited about this season.” On Saturday December 9th the Lady Bison defeated Crockett 64-42. Stats for the Crockett game: Dittmar scored 26 points (20 in the second half), Pate scored 12 points, Bradley scored 8 points, Rhodes scored 8 points, Simpson scored 6 points, Beshears scored 4 points.

The Lady Bison open district play on December 12th as they travel to Malakoff. The second district game will be in Buffalo as they host Leon on December 15th.


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