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Lady Bears trip up WO-S

WEST ORANGE — Utilizing a big run in the second quarter and then running off a 20-point fourth quarter, the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears started the second half of District 24-4A play by taking down the West Orange-Stark Lady Mustangs 59-43 at Mustang Gym Tuesday night.

The Lady Mustangs (2-5 in district) led 16-14 at the end of the first period but the Lady Bears (4-3 in district) answered the bell in the second quarter and never looked back.

The Lady Bears outscored the Lady Mustangs 17-7 in the second quarter to snare a 31-23 lead at intermission.

The game was still close at 39-31 at the end of the third quarter but LC-M pulled away with a 20-12 run in the game’s final eight minutes.

Standout guard Grace Chen led the LC-M arsenal. Chen put in a game-high 21 points, scoring 14 of them in the final quarter.

Post Sheridan Rogers tallied 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Lady Bears. Guard Alia Brown filtered in 10 points and grabbed six boards while Kaitlin McCallon chimed in with eight points and nine rebounds.

Standout forward Eriel Jordan paced the Lady Mustang attack with another double-double. Jordan finished with 14 points, eight of them in the fourth quarter, and collected a game-high 12 rebounds.

Post Nakaiya Platt collected eight points and 10 boards. Daisha Broussard finished with eight points while point guard Adreama Beverly had five points and seven rebounds.Platt and Broussard sco4ed four points apiece to help the Lady Mustangs snare the lead at the end of the first period.

LC-M got stingy on the defensive end in the second period, forcing WO-S into seven turnovers while Brown, Chen and Maddie Frey each scored four points to lead the big Lady Bear run.

Rogers had two big buckets in the third period to help keep the Lady Mustangs at bay.

The Lady Mustangs finished with a 38-32 rebounding edge.

The Lady Bears had just 15 turnovers while WO-S finished with 22.

Both teams struggled from the free-throw line.

LC-M finished just 15-of-32 from the charity stripe while WO-S was only 9-of-18.

The Lady Bears will return home Friday to take on Orangefield while WO-S visits first-place Silsbee.