Thursday November 21, 2019: Women's Basketball
The Holmes Lady Bulldogs defeat the Baton Rouge Lady Bears, tonight in the Frank Branch Coliseum, by the final score of 64 to 56.
The first quarter was very sloppy for both teams. Both teams dealt with turnovers issues and lacked rhythm on the offensive end. After the game was tied at 2 with 8:11 to play, the Lady Bears would go on a 10 to 6 run, to take a 12 to 8 lead, after the first quarter.
The Lady Bulldogs found their stroke, in the second quarter, as they would outscore the Lady Bears 18 to 6. The Lady Bears struggled to control the boards, leading to easy buckets for the Lady Bulldogs. The Lady Bears also had their struggles on the offensive end as the would only score six points, in the quarter.
At the half, Head Coach Paula Lee asked her team to play with more intensity and out work the Lady Bulldogs. In the third quarter, the Lady Bears turned up the pressure on defense and found their rhythm on the offensive end but still trailed 44 to 36, at the end of the quarter.
In the fourth quarter, the Lady Bears continued their full court pressure which forced the Lady Bulldogs into some turnovers which lead the Lady Bears to some transition buckets. The Lady Bears also increased their presence on the boards limiting the Lady Bulldogs to one shot per possession. Baton Rouge would cut the lead to one; 48 to 47 on an Antiesha Griffin jump shot with 5 minutes to go in the game. Unfortunately, this would be the closest the Lady Bears would get; as the Lady Bulldogs would close out the game on a 16 to 9 run to take the 64 to 56 victory.
The Lady Bulldogs had two athletes in double figures. They were led by Gabrielle Bunch who had a game high 20 points. Freshman guard Antiesha Griffin led the Lady Bears with 13 points. The Lady Bears had three student athletes in double figures.
With the victory the Holmes Lady Bulldogs improve to 2-4 while the Baton Rouge Lady Bears fall to 1-6 on the season.
Lady Bears Highlights:
Antiesha Griffin led all Lady Bears with 13 points,1 assist and 6 steals
Britanae White added 11 points, 4 steals and 1 assist
Desrael Schnyder scored 10 points with 2 rebounds
The Lady Bears will return to action on Monday November 25 and Tuesday November 26 when they travel to Moorhead, Mississippi to take part in the Mississippi Delta Classic. They will play the host school, Mississippi Delta at 3 pm on Monday and Northwest Mississippi at 1 pm on Tuesday.
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