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Lady Bison bounce back with rout of Mustangs

Carlisle coach Jonathan Buffalo talks to his team during their game with Brinkley on Friday. (Photo by Mark Buffalo)Buy Photo
Carlisle coach Jonathan Buffalo talks to his team during their game with Brinkley on Friday. (Photo by Mark Buffalo)
Carlisle’s Breanna Young shoots for two of her 25 points against Brinkley on Friday. (Photo by Mark Buffalo)Buy Photo
Carlisle’s Breanna Young shoots for two of her 25 points against Brinkley on Friday. (Photo by Mark Buffalo)

The Carlisle Lady Bison bounced back from a disappointing loss to Brinkley on Friday to beat the Marvell Lady Mustangs 54-15 on Tuesday at Bison Arena.

With the win, Carlisle is now 12-8 overall and 9-1 in 2A-6 league action.

In Tuesday’s win, Carlisle led 20-2 after one quarter and 39-5 at halftime.

Presley Carter led Carlisle with 15 points. Breanna Young scored 11. Kayla Golleher had nine. Faith Walker finished with eight. Sloane Henderson scored five. Rachel Jones had four. Morgan Walter added two.

Brinkley 58, Lady Bison 54

In a showdown for first place in the 2A-6 conference, the Carlisle Lady Bison came out on the short end of the final score.

Brinkley forced a first-place tie with a 58-54 win over the Lady Bison at Dewey Snowden Gymnasium on Friday night. The loss was Carlisle’s first conference defeat of the season. They split the season series with the Lady Tigers.

Carlisle led throughout the first three quarters, including 43-38 early in the fourth quarter.

Brinkley cut the deficit to 43-41 before Carlisle’s Faith Walker scored six in a row to give the Lady Bison a 49-42 lead with 5:22 left in the game.

Brinkley went on a 9-2 run to tie the game at 51-51 with 2:17 left.

Walker then scored three in a row to push the Lady Bison out to a 54-51 lead with 1:32 left.

Brinkley tied it at 54-54 with 55.7 seconds left.

Carlisle had a chance to reclaim the lead but turned the ball over with 50 seconds left. Another turnover with 25.8 seconds left led to two free throws by Lea Carroll, making the score 56-54.

With a chance to tie or win, the Lady Bison turned the ball over with 11 seconds left. Carlisle fouled Brinkley’s Lauren Carroll, who hit two free throws with 7.8 seconds left to ice the game.

Carlisle coach Jonathan Buffalo said his team competed harder than it did against Des Arc three nights earlier.

“We did some good things throughout the game,” he said. “We made too many mistakes, turned the ball over too much. But we made some plays. I’m proud of their effort.”

Carlisle committed 26 turnovers to only 15 for Brinkley.

If the season ended after Friday’s game, Brinkley would be the top seed in next month’s district tournament and Carlisle would be the second seed but both would be qualified for the regional tournament, which will be held in late February at Bison Arena.

“I told the ladies that all we can do now is control what we do and win a share of the conference championship,” Buffalo said. “We’ve got the luxury of playing the regional at home. I told them we might get another chance to play them in the district tournament championship game.”

Young led the Lady Bison with 25 points and 12 rebounds. Walker had 24 points and nine boards. Presley Carter scored three while Sloane Henderson had two.

Junior Lady Bison

The Carlisle Junior Lady Bison improved to 10-4 overall and 5-0 in 2A-6 action with a 48-2 win over Marvell on Tuesday at Bison Arena.

Carlisle led 22-0 after one quarter and 40-0 at halftime.

Kylie Warren led Carlisle with 11 points. Nicquira Burnett had nine. Madeleine Brown scored six. Nikita Harper, Hannah Anthony and Elex McClain had four points each. Arius McClain scored three. Scoring two each were Journey Jennings, Shelby Highfill, and Lauren Lea. Blakely Ellis added a free throw.

Carlisle also beat Guy-Perkins on Monday night, 43-31.

Carlisle led 10-6 after one quarter and 18-9 at halftime.

Warren and Arius McClain led Carlisle with 16 points each. Ashby Terry had five. Elex McClain scored four. Harper had two.

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