Bowling Green Lady Bucs crowned district tournament champions

Published 11:55 am Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Bowling Green’s Lady Buccaneers are the District 6AA Tournament Champions after going 2-0 in the tournament, which took place last Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at Bowling Green.

The Lady Bucs, who took home the regular season district title with an 8-0 record and had a bye through the opening round of the tournament, won the games in lopsided fashion.

Friday’s victory was 68-15 over Central Private.

Four players hit double figures for the Lady Bucs, who led 41-11 at halftime and 59-12 after three.

Ashley Foret posted 13 points on four of five from the field and five of five from the free-throw line for the Lady Bucs. She also had three assists, three steals and a rebound.

Hollie Waskom finished with 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting, and she hit all four of her free throws. Waskom posted three rebounds and a steal.

Reagan Moody and McKinley Seal recorded 10 points each.

Moody hit three of her six field-goal attempts and all four of her free throws while making seven steals and grabbing four boards. Seal knocked down all four of her shot attempts while dishing out seven assists, posting four steals and grabbing a pair of rebounds.

Kristina Jerrell, Hallie Robertson and Katelin Junkins tallied five points each. Jerrell pulled down four reboudns to go with two steals and an assist. Robertson, who hit two of her three shots, added a rebound, an assist and a steal. Junkins, who was two for four, recorded two rebounds and a steal.

Cailee Fruge, who was good on both of her shot attempts, added four points and four boards.

Natalie Michel and Sydney Watson both contributed two points. Michel and Watson added a rebound each.

Bowling Green hit 25 of its 47 field goals (53.2 percent) and 16 of 20 (80) from the line.

In Saturday’s game, Bowling Green downed Silliman Institute, 66-39, as once again, four players hit the double-figure mark.

Foret and Moody tallied 15 points each.

Foret made it a double-double with 11 rebounds, seven on the offensive end, four steals and three assists. Moody hit six of her 11 shot attempts and had seven rebounds, six steals and three assists.

Jerrell posted 13 points, one rebound and an assist.

Waskom logged 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting, three rebounds and three steals.

Junkins had six points on three of four from the floor along with two boards, four assists and a steal.

Watson added three points, and Seal contributed two in the win. Seal also had four rebounds, four assists, a block and a steal.

Bowling Green coach Pat King said winning this means a lot.

“This senior class, Reagan Moody, Natalie Michel and Kristina Jerrell, has not lost a district game,” King said. “It says a lot about this senior class. It helps our underclassmen because they are learning what it takes to win a conference title. It’s all about the kids. Anytime you can win your to conference title, it helps you going into the next week.”

The top three teams advanced to the South State Tournament, which is taking place this week at Brookhaven Academy. Bowling Green played its next game after Tuesday’s press time. From there, the top four clubs advance to the Class AA Tournament.