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Legacy gets past Lady Bears, 36-31

LITTLE CYPRESS – Suffering from a cold shooting second half, the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears dropped a 36-31 decision to Beaumont Legacy Tuesday night at The Grove.

The Lady Bears (1-1) were able to snag a 22-14 halftime edge but Legacy (4-1) bounced back with a huge defensive effort in the second half as they went on to outscore the Lady Bears 22-9 after intermission. Legacy held LC-M to just three second-half field goals.

Chelsea Perry led the Lady Bears with 12 points and had five rebounds before fouling out in the fourth quarter. Britney Wyatt tallied nine points and grabbed five boards for LC-M.

Kassie Chavez led Legacy with a game-high 13 points and she had five rebounds. Jade Pleasant chimed in with 10 points and nine rebounds while Ashton Reynolds contributed 10 points and six boards.

The Lady Bears went on a 16-6 spurt in the second quarter to grab the eight-point lead by intermission. Perry scored 10 points in the first half and drained two big three-pointers in the second quarter while Zaria Johnson scored all four of her points in the second period.

Pleasant tallied six of her points in the first half for the Lady Warriors.

Legacy outscored LC-M 9-4 in a sloppy third quarter as Chavez pumped in five points in the period.

The Lady Warriors went on a 13-5 spurt to finish the contest as Chavez and Reynolds teamed up for 13 points down the stretch to hold back the Lady Bears.

Legacy finished with a 27-22 rebounding edge.

Both teams struggled from the line as Legacy went 7-of-16 and the Lady Bears converted just 4-of-13.

Legacy finished with nine turnovers while the Lady Bears had eight.