STAMPS - Parkers Chapel played its version of beat the clock Tuesday. The Lady Trojans staved off Lafayette County 40-37 and improved to 4-5 overall and 2-0 in league play.
Parkers Chapel won despite converting just three field goals in the second half, including only one in the fourth quarter.
The Lady Trojans used a 14-5 run in the second quarter and led 30-18 at the half. The Lady Cougars cut the deficit to 37-27 going into the final quarter.
PC’s lone points in the fourth came on Taylor Fortune’s bucket and a free throw by Ali Looney. Those points proved to be the difference.
“Luckily, we built a big enough lead,” said PC coach Justin Welch. “We just went into a more patient offense, almost too patient. I was just wanting shots in the lane or kick-out 3-pointers. Thankfully, our defense stepped up tonight down the stretch.”
Drue Thomas paced Parkers Chapel with 14 points with Looney scoring 10 and Fortune nine.
Mikeasia Cheatham and Elexis Easter led Lafayette County (4-1) with 12 and 11 points, respectively.
STRONG - The Lady Bulldogs played without the services of top scorer, Dynasty Davis, who is being held out with an injury. Her absence hurt but not nearly as much as Strong’s free throw shooting.
The Lady Bulldogs shot 5-of-31 at the line in the game, including just 2-of-20 in the first half.
Strong coach Jason Porter was asked if he’d ever seen a shooting display like that.
“Never in my life,” said Porter.
“It was shocking. It was very disappointing. All we can do is go to work and try to fix it.”
Bradley had four girls foul out of the game.
Strong, which led 18-14 at the half, was led by Holly Baker with 19 points. Chrishunda Williams contributed 10 points as the Lady Bulldogs slipped to 2-2 on the season.
Angel Smith led Bradley (2-6) with 17 points.
SMACKOVER - Jordyn White had 19 points for the Lady Bucks (2-6), who were downed for the second time early on this season by the Lady Billies.
Brooke Patton chipped in with eight points for Smackover.
Ajhane Simpson led Monticello with 15 points.
In the junior girls game, Smackover fell to Monticello 34-26.
Laylah Gatson had eight points and Justice Nelson added five points for Smackover.
WEST SIDE CHRISTIAN SWEEPS
West Side Christian collected a pair of wins earlier this week.
On Monday, the Lady Warriors knocked off CHA 51-23 before picking up a 56-26 conference win over Victory Christian on Tuesday.
In Monday’s road win at CHA, Lauren Land had 19 points, while Hannah Miller added eight points and Rylee Scriber finished with six points.
Against Victory Christian, Land scored 16 points with Daisy Tabe adding 14 points in the win.
The two wins give West Side Christian an overall record of 7-2 with a 2-1 record in league play.
West Side Christian’s junior girls were downed at CHA 19-12 with Tabe scoring all 12 of the Lady Warriors points on Monday.