Lady Bears bolt past Lady Cardinals in 22-4A play, 55-26

Published 9:32 pm Tuesday, January 8, 2019

LITTLE CYPRESS — Getting off to a fast start, the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears never looked back Tuesday night as they zipped to a decisive 55-26 District 22-4A victory over the Bridge City Lady Cardinals at the Bear Cave.

The win puts the Lady Bears at 17-7 overall and more importantly 3-2 in 22-4A play. They are now alone in third-place in the standings.

Meanwhile, the Lady Cardinals dropped to 18-10 overall and 2-3 in district, tied with Lumberton for fourth.

The Lady Bears, who just recently nipped the Lady Cardinals 39-38 to win third-place at the East Chambers Tournament, got off to a fast start, exploding to a 14-3 lead at the end of the first quarter and stretched it to 26-11 at intermission and 39-11 by the end of the third quarter.

Chelsea Perry and Brielle Butler each tallied 14 points apiece to lead the Lady Bear arsenal.

Butler got LC-M off to a quick start with eight points in the first quarter while burying two three-pointers in the process.

Perry scored 10 of her points in the second half and also contributed eight rebounds and six steals.

LC-M held the Lady Cardinals to just three field goals in the first half. Bridge City guard Kyndall Harrison scored all six of her points in the second quarter by hitting two three-pointers.

Hannah Wiegreffe led the Lady Cardinals with seven points and drilled two three-pointers in the fourth quarter. Aspen Daniels had five points and four boards for the Lady Cardinals while Madison Fischer snared a team-high seven rebounds.

Brittney Wyatt chimed in with eight points for the Lady Bears while post Karly Rogers had six points and yanked down a game-high 11 rebounds.

The Lady Cardinals finished with 20 turnovers while LC-M had 15.

The Lady Bears finished with a 31-24 rebounding edge. The Lady Bears were just 6-of-15 from the free-throw line while Bridge City was 4-for-9.

The Lady Bears will visit WO-S Friday while the Lady Cardinals return home to host Lumberton.