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Friday, February 23, 2024

Lady Bulldogs Sweep Van Buren In Conference Play

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The Lady Bulldogs were on the road to the neighbor across the river taking on the Lady Pointers of Van Buren. Greenwood would handle Van Buren 59-35 in 5A West Conference action.

Van Buren would keep it close in the first period at 7-7 when the Lady Bulldogs found another gear and started to pull away ending the period 15-7. Sophomore Kylah Pearcy lead the first period with five points. Seniors Anna Trusty and Carly Sexton each had four points. Junior Jenna Honkala had two points to end the period.

The second period saw Greenwood jump out to a large lead behind a pressing defense and offensive fireworks. With the defense, it did find several Lady Bulldogs in foul trouble going into the half. Junior Pate Jones would come off the bench and hit back-to-back shots, one for three points the other for two. Anna Trusty lead the Lady Bulldog run with ten points with only two of those coming from the foul line. Pearcy added six points to her total on the night. Senior Brooklyn Woolsey added a three-point basket. The Lady Bulldogs out scored the Lady Pointers 27-8 in the second period, to a 39-15 advantage going into halftime.

In the third period, the Lady Bulldogs pushed their lead to 32 points behind four three point baskets. Brooklyn Woolsey had six points in the period, followed by classmate Carly Sexton with five points. Anna Trusty had four points and Kylah Pearcy with three. Going into the fourth period, Greenwood led 57-25.

In a turn of events, the Lady Pointers outscored Greenwood 10-2, with Carly Sexton getting the only points of the period.

The Lady Bulldogs sit atop the 5A West standings with a 8-1 record, the only conference loss being Mountain Home. Greenwood will be at home Friday against Harrison, before traveling to Siloam Springs on Tuesday. Then on Friday, the Lady Bulldogs welcome the Lady Bombers into H.B. Stewart Arena in a rematch of the abovementioned loss.

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