BULLARD β Bullard stormed back from a 15-point halftime deficit to take a thrilling 54-42 win over Athens on Monday in a girls basketball holiday matinee at Panther Gymnasium.
Athensβ Demi Cumby led all scorers in the game with 21 points, but a defensive change at the half by Bullard slowed Cumby down, while the Lady Panther 3-pointers warmed up.
Bridgette Taylor made the going tough defensively for the Lady Hornets and Cumby in particular while knocking down two of her four treys as Bullard crept back into the game, out-pointing Athens 18-10 in the period to pull within 41-34.
The fourth quarter was all Taylor Frederick, scoring all 10 of her points in the final period and knocking down one of her 3-pointers to Bullard the lead.
Lexi Kirgan had a big game for Bullard with a double-double, scoring 12 points and snagging 11 rebounds.
Bullard will return to District 16-3A play on Friday when the Lady Panthers travel to Gladewater for a girls-boys doubleheader. The girls are scheduled to tipoff at 6 p.m.
Bullard 54, Athens 52
Athens 11 20 10 11 β 52
Bullard 14 2 18 20 β 54
ATHENS β McNeese, 2; Cain, 10; Barker, 6; Aguillar, 9; Sims, 4; Cumby, 21.
BULLARD β Bridgette Taylor, 17; Taylor Frederick, 10; Nikki Johnson, 2; Lexi Kirgan, 12; Maddy Slayter, 9; Brittany Hitton 4.
THREE-POINT GOALS β A: Cain. B: Taylor 4, Frederick 3.
RECORDS β Bullard 17-9.
Chapel Hill girls beat Central
POLLOK β Shay Ross hit for 26 points and DβErrica Campbell added 14 as the Chapel Hill Lady Bulldogs scored a 61- 51 win over Pollok Central in a girls non-district game on Monday.
Chapel Hill 61, Central 51
Chapel Hill13131916 β 61
Central168720 β 51
CHAPEL HILL β Kadeja Warfield; 2; Daija Maddox, 5; DβErrica Campbell, 14; Gabby Brooks, 8; Shay Ross, 26; Brandi Gouldthorpe, 6.
CENTRAL β Evette Rosales, 2; Taylor Due, 8; Hannah Bransberry, 2; Mikayla Iguess, 3; Shelbi Finch, 5; Katelyn Boles, 31.
THREE POINT GOALS β CH: Campbell, Gouldthorpe. C: Iguess, Boles (5).
RECORDS β Chapel Hill 15-6, Central 14-7.
NEXT UP β Spring Hill at Chapel Hill, 6 p.m.
Tatum stops UG
UNION GROVE β Kiana Turner hit for 25 points to power Tatum to a 73-52 win over Union Grove on Monday in a District 12-2A girls basketball game.
Mallorie Attaway paced Union Grove with 21 points.
Tatum 73, Union Grove 52
Tatum29121418 β 73
Union Grove1371913 β 52
TATUM β Turner, 25; Smith, 13; Bell, 11; Starling, 11; Simpson, 2; Centers, 7; Lee, 4.
UNION GROVE β Woodruff, 9; Kruse, 9; Attaway, 21; Sobey, 5; Dyar, 4; Schnarr, 2..
THREE POINT GOALS β T1: First Last (0), First Last (0), First Last (0). T2: First Last (0), First Last (0), First Last (0).
RECORDS β Tatum 13-1 (4-0), Union Grove 14-8 (1-3).
NEXT UP β Union Grove at Jefferson, 6:15 p.m. Friday.
Alba-Golden beats Rains for title
LEONARD β Macie Arrington scored 24 points to lead Alba-Golden to a 52-34 win over Rains in the championship game of the Rains Girls Basketball Tournament on Saturday.
Klara Bradshaw led Rains with 14 points.
Alba-Golden 52, Rains 34
RAINS β Carista, 3; Hill, 2; Cortney Anderson, 4; Meador, 9; Bradshaw, 14; Dickens, 2
ALBA-GOLDEN β Lennon, 1; Barnhart, 2; Carter, 4; Bizzell, 4; Moffitt, 9; Lennon, 8; Arrington, 24.
THREE POINT GOALS β R: Carista. AG: Arrington (5).
RECORDS β Rains 13-10.
NEXT UP β Rains at Kaufman, 7:30 p.m. Friday.