Lady Warriors destroy Lady Cowboys at SGP High School, 77-40

by dentonramsey

Lady Warriors destroy Lady Cowboys at SGP High School, 77-40

 

By Denton Ramsey / Sports Editor

 

The South Grand Prairie Lady Warriors varsity basketball team used a 26-point second period to help propel the team to a 77-40 victory over the Carter Lady Cowboys on Friday, Dec. 8.

On ‘Parent’s Appreciation Night’ at South Grand Prairie High School, the girls took a 41-16 lead into halftime and never looked back.

“We had all our players back on Friday night and did what we do best – run the ball, find a seam and hit,” Lady Warriors head coach Dana Acock said.

With 3:07 left in the third quarter, South Grand Prairie had increased their lead to 57-20 when Carter called a timeout.

After three periods of play, the Lady Warriors were on top of the Lady Cowboys, 59-28.

“We still have some things to work out,” Acock said. “We are getting better at getting back on defense and our work ethic and discipline has improved greatly.”

In the fourth and final quarter, SGP outscored Carter 18-12 en route to their 77-40 blowout victory.

After a poor performance from the three point arc in the first half (2-for-9), the Lady Warriors came out hot from the trey in the second half, going 3-for-4.

Ashlee Mells led the Lady Warriors in scoring with 22 points while teammate Tiera Williams added 18 points and Breanisha Byrd chipped in with 17 points.

After a road district match-up against Nimitz on Tuesday, Dec. 12, the Lady Warriors varsity team returns to the court on Friday, Dec. 15 in a home district game against Irving.

Tip time for the Dec. 15 game at SGP High School is set for 7:30 p.m.

In junior varsity action, the Lady Warriors defeated Carter 47-33 on Dec. 8 at SGP High School.

Dec. 5 Hoops Highlights: Keller 61, SGP 52

The South Grand Prairie Lady Warriors varsity basketball team dropped a 61-52 loss to Keller on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at Keller High School.

After taking a one-point, 29-28 lead into halftime, the girls pushed their lead to two points in the third before falling apart in the final period.

“We just ran out of gas during the fourth quarter,” Acock said. We led the whole game and just couldn’t keep the pressure up in the fourth. I am proud at the way the team worked hard to the end.”

Leading the way in scoring for SGP in the Dec. 5 loss was Byrd with 20 points, while teammate Imani Wilson chipped in with 11 points.

 

Sports Editor Denton Ramsey can be reached via e-mail at denton.ramsey@gmail.com

 

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