Lady Bears waltz past Lady Mustangs

Published 10:30 pm Friday, January 26, 2018

By Caleb Adams

Leader Correspondent


WEST ORANGE — The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears took it to the West Orange-Stark Lady Mustangs with a 52-38 District 22-4A road win at Mustang Gym Friday night.

The Lady Bears, who remain in sole possession of third-place in the 22-4A standings with a 5-2 mark, were led by guard Chelsea Perry , who pumped in 15 points and Brielle Butler, who chimed in with 11 for the night. Perry also added 10 rebounds while Jacie Miller added 10 points.

LC-M sparked itself with a huge 15-2 run in the third quarter to erase a two-point WO-S halftime edge.

The Lady Mustangs (1-6 in 22-4A play) leading scorers were guard Diamond Judge with 13 points and Bjen Arvie with eight points of her own.

The Lady Mustangs were able to create a two-point lead in the first quarter. Bjen Arvie led the team with eight points in the quarter as WO_S led 14-12 at the end of the period.

The Lady Bears got eight points from Chelsea Perry as well. The Lady Mustangs held a lead all quarter, but the Lady Bears kept it within striking distance.

Diamond Judge created the shots for the Lady Mustangs and was their best defender at the momentas she was a big part of the team’s success throughout the game.

Both teams matched each other in points in the second quarter, as the Lady Mustangs went up 22-20 heading into halftime.

Perry had 10 points for the Lady Bears in the half. Arvie continued to lead the Lady Mustangs with eight points in the first half.

Defense became the make or break for the teams in the second half of play, as each defense was making it very difficult for theteams to break through and shoot a reasonable shot.

The Lady Bears defense, however, toughened up the most in the third quarter as the first points from the Lady Mustangs came at 1:14 left in the quarter after the Lady Bears went on a 13-0 run the first seven minutes of the period. The Lady Bears end the quarter on top after allowing just two points from the Lady Mustangs all quarter as the Lady Bears snagged a 35-24 lead.

The Lady Bears were able to hold on to a 10-point plus lead for the entire fourth quarter to snag the big road victory.

The Lady Bears will look to use this win moving forward with playoffs in mind, while the Lady Mustangs look to recover from this loss next week.

LC-M will return home Tuesday to host Bridge City while the Lady Mustangs visit Hamshire-Fannett.