The Orange Leader
LITTLE CYPRESS —
The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears opened District 20-4A in fine fashion Tuesday night by downing the Beaumont Central Lady Jaguars 47-39 at The Bear Cave Tuesday night.
The Lady Bears (8-7, 1-0) jumped out to a 13-8 lead after the first period and led 22-18 at intermission.
The Lady Jaguars, however, stormed back to take a 35-32 edge going into the fourth and that’s when the Lady Bears turned it on.
LC-M went on to a commanding 15-4 run in the final eight minutes to ice the game away.
Junior post Tori Thompson shredded the Central defense with a double-double as she tallied 17 points and yanked down 10 rebounds.
Guard Cassidy Webster pumped out nine points and she added seven steals and four assists. Josie Nimitz filtered in eight points and had four steals. Grace Chen contributed six points while Malayzia Winbush added five.
The LC-M defense was stingy, forcing Central into 21 turnovers and the Lady Bears shot a solid 10-of-13 from the free-throw line.