Basketball: Lady Greyhounds close down Bellevue, 65-36

By Richard Greene | Published Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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With their quick hands, the Slidell Lady Greyhounds made 17 steals Friday night – and guard Kayler Talamantes kept cashing in the opportunities.

Talamantes tossed in a game-high 22 points, mostly in transition off feeds from teammates, in a 65-36 win over Bellevue at Slidell High School gym.

On her Game

ON HER GAME – Slidell’s Kayler Talamantes tosses in two of her 22 points in Slidell’s win Friday. Messenger Photo by Joe Duty

“The girls did a great job of getting the ball and Kayler made some phenomenal catches and finishes,” said Slidell coach Cody Vanover. “There were some that Jerry Rice would have been proud of.”

The Lady Greyhounds moved to 9-0 in 21-A, heading into Tuesday’s game with second-place Forestburg. A victory would practically seal the team’s first district title since 2012.

“[Forestburg] is going to be a big game,” Talamantes said. “[The district title] has been our goal since last year.”

The Lady Greyhounds made sure they had plenty of momentum heading into Tuesday, burying third-place Bellevue in the first half. Behind seven points from Talamantes in the opening frame, Slidell built an 18-point lead, 20-2. They scored the final 20 points of the first quarter and expanded the run to 24-0 early in the second.

“We knew they were a playoff team, and we were focused the whole time,” Talamantes said. “We came out with a winning mindset.”

Slidell hit its first six shots of the second quarter and went up 28, 33-5, on a Kylie Franklin layup. Slidell led 37-13 at halftime.

Franklin finished with 10 points.

Along with knocking down shots from the field, the Lady Greyhounds were 14-for-15 from the free-throw line in the first half and finished 15-for-18.

“We practice free throws a lot and we keep focused the whole time,” Talamantes said.

In the third quarter, Caitlin Pruett got dialed in from beyond the 3-point arc for the Lady Greyhounds. Her third trey of the frame put Slidell up 53-19.

“Caitlin was struggling in the first half and then started feeling it,” Vanover said. “The girls do a good job when someone starts hitting shots of feeding the hot hand.”

Pruett finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds. She and the rest of the Slidell starters took a seat with 4:17 left and the Lady Greyhounds up 60-27.

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