Both teams last saw each other on January 30th when the Lady Bulldogs traveled to Harrison and beat the Lady Goblins 78-42. Tonight was no different as Greenwood defeats Harrison, 84-38 in 5A West Conference play.
The Lady Bulldogs started off fast with a 9-0 run to start the first period. Kylah Pearcy would get the first basket of the night. It would be the 5:50 mark before the Lady Goblins would make it on the scoreboard. Just as she did last Friday, Pate Jones came off the bench and immediately made her presence known with a three-point basket. Bulldogs were up 32-12 at the end of the first. Leading the Bulldogs in scoring in the first period was Izzy Smith and Carley Sexton, both with seven points. Seniors Anna Trusty and Brooklyn Woolsey both with six points followed by Kylah Pearcy and Pate Jones with 3 points.
The second period started much of the same for the Lady Bulldogs with Greenwood jumping out to a 12-0 run over the Lady Goblins. Harrison made it on the board with 3:03 in the half. Greenwood hit the 50-point mark with 1:45 in the half on an Izzy Smith Free-Throw. It was all Lady Bulldogs going into the half with Greenwood out to comfortable lead 52-17. Anna Trusty led the Lady Bulldogs with 12 points in the 2nd period. Izzy Smith added 4 points all from the free throw line. Brooklyn Woolsey and Jenna Honkala had 2 points each.
Coming out in the 3rd period Greenwood did not get the big run as they had in the first half. It did not stop them from adding 24 points before the buzzer rang. A missed 3 pointer from Izzy Smith was rebounded under the basket by Anna Trusty and she got it in for 2-points. The Lady Goblins had their best 8 minutes of play, getting 14 points in the third. Anna Trusty and Journey Clements had 6 points, followed by Kylah Pearcy with 5. Brooklyn Woolsey and Izzy Smith had 3 points, and Carley Sexton with 2 points. The Lady Bulldogs led 77-32 after 3 periods of play.
With the sportsmanship rule in affect, Piper Pitts hit a 3 pointer at the start of the 4th period. The Lady Goblins’ 6 points came from three trips to the foul line. Pate Jones added 2 points and Ashlin Rose added 2 points as well.
“We came out and played fast and shot well. And got up and down the floor, and moved well on defense.” Coach Clay Reeves said, “You know, I want us to play well and play as close to perfect as we can.”
In the fourth quarter with the starting rotation taken out of the game, the defense held Harrison to just the free-throws. “We’re trying to play more kids. Get them in, sometimes we go five at a time. Sometimes four.” Coach Reeves said, “We’re trying to get a couple at a time. With different rotations and different lineups, because that’s what is going to happen on down the line.”
The Lady Bulldogs are on the road to Siloam Springs on Tuesday, but will be home again on Friday taking on Mountain Home. The Lady Bombers handed the Lady Bulldogs their only 5A West loss this season in a close 46-55 in Mountain Home.