Lady ‘Jackets defense wins over Sissies

By Clay Corbett | Published Saturday, December 1, 2012
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When the Boyd Lady Jackets needed to make shots Tuesday, they found a way to get it done. After struggling from the field most of the game, Boyd scored the last six points to put away the Bridgeport Sissies, 43-31.

FLOOR VIEW – Boyd’s Shae Williams leaps high for a lay-up Tuesday against Bridgeport. The Lady Jackets held on for the 43-31 win. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

“It was an ugly win,” Boyd coach Lynn Cranfill said. “We struggled all night, but in crunch time we got them to go when we needed to.”

Boyd (7-0) jumped out to an early, 6-0 lead and extended it to 13-5 with three minutes left in the opening quarter. The Sissies ended the quarter on a 6-2 run with four of the six points coming from Landrie Walsh.

Bridgeport (1-5) fell behind 20-14 early in the second quarter but got back to within two at 22-20 with a Bailey Thompson bucket.

HARD DRIVE – Kallie Tyner makes her way around Bridgeport’s Lauren Stowers Tuesday. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

Neither team could get anything going offensively in the third quarter. The two teams combined for three points, with the lone field goal coming from Boyd’s Shae Williams with three minutes left.

“Defensively our kids are looking better,” Bridgeport coach Dallas Taylor said. “It’s hard to get into any offensive rhythm when we turn the ball over as much as we are right now. We will continue to work and get better.”

Despite the great defensive third quarter, the Sissies would never get any closer than six points. Thompson’s 3-pointer with 1:08 left made it 37-31, but Boyd made six free throws to put it away in the final minute.

Kallie Tyner led Boyd with 11 points, and Williams finished with 10. Amber Montgomery also had 10. Kenzie Elkins and Abby Harrell both added four.

Thompson led Bridgeport with nine. Elaina Peyton and Sabrina Garza each finished with five. Tyler Chapa had four.

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