In a matter of 22 seconds, Boyd’s Shae Williams and Kallie Tyner turned a one-point game into a comforble lead for the Lady Yellowjackets Tuesday night.
The pair put together a 6-0 run to start the fourth quarter to give Boyd a seven-point lead over the Bridgeport Sissies. The Lady Yellowjackets held on from there to score the 30-24 win at Boyd High School Gym.
Boyd moved to 6-0 on the season with the win.
“Some people thought we might not win five games this year,” said Boyd coach Lynn Cranfill. “We’re happy to be where we are now.”
Williams continued her torrid pace to start the season, scoring 16. She also grabbed 11 rebounds, posting her first double-double.
But Williams deflected getting too much credit for the team’s sixth straight win.
“We’re playing good as a team, and people are stepping up,” Williams said. “Kallie had some big layups for us. And Chelsea [Landes] hit made some big free throws. That’s what we’ve got to have.”
With both teams struggling to shoot the ball, Boyd led 17-16, going into the fourth quarter. Boyd shot 7-for-24 through the first three quarters. Bridgeport went 5-for-28.
Williams opened the fourth quarter with a basket. Tyner then made a steal that she turned into a Boyd layup. She also drew a foul, but she could not complete the three-point play. However, Williams grabbed the offensive rebound and hit the putback to stretch Boyd’s lead to 23-16 with 7:13 remaining.
Bridgeport never got closer than five the rest of the way.
“We have a defensive breakdown and a turnover and quickly we’re down five,” said Bridgeport coach Dallas Taylor.
“We had too many turnovers and poor execution offensively. There were wide open looks and we missed them.”
The Sissies also hurt themselves at the free-throw line, going 8-for-18.
Bridgeport outrebounded Boyd 33-27. Sabrina Garza pulled down 10 rebounds for the Sissies to go along with her seven points. Laura Hart led Bridgeport with eight.