Lady Bucs capture District 5AAA opener

Published 1:39 am Saturday, December 12, 2015

Bowling Green’s Lady Buccaneers were victorious in their District 5AAA opener Thursday night, defeating Silliman Institute, 67-49, at home.

The Lady Bucs, who never trailed, got off to a good start. With the game tied, 2-2, Bowling Green went on a 9-0 run.

Ashley Foret split from the free-throw line before Hollie Waskom converted a 3-point play.
Foret knocked down a 3-pointer to give the Lady Buccaneers a 9-2 lead. Foret capped off the run by hitting a field goal and it was 11-2.

Bowling Green extended the lead to 18-5 through one.

Silliman came back in the second quarter, tallying the first seven points of the period to trim the lead to 18-12.

Still holding a six-point lead at 20-14, the Lady Bucs scored six unanswered when Hallie Robertson hit a pair of treys to give her team a 26-14 advantage.

Bowling Green led 34-18 at the break.

The Lady Bucs opened their biggest lead of the game in the third quarter at 52-24. Bowling Green took a 54-30 advantage to the fourth quarter before going on to the 67-49 victory.

Foret led the team in scoring with 19 points on 6-of-10 shooting and she was 4-of-6 from beyond the arc. Foret grabbed five rebounds, made five steals and added a block and an assist.

Robertson finished with 12 points on 4-of-7 from the field and she hit four of her six 3-point attempts. Robertson also made two steals and had a pair of assists.

Waskom and McKinley Seal posted eight points each.

Waskom hit 3-of-4 field goals and added two rebounds, two steals and she blocked a shot.
Seal dished out 10 assists. She also had four steals and a rebound.

Callie Fruge scored five points while adding two boards, a steal and an assist.

Katelin Junkins and Peyton Stogner had four points each.

Junkins, who was 2-of-3 from the field, finished with two rebounds an assist and a steal.

Stogner, who hit both of her shot attempts, tallied two assists and a rebound.

Jaydn Jenkins had three points and two rebounds.

Sydney Watson and Shelby McDonald scored two points each.

Watson also had a rebound and an assist while McDonald recorded an assist and two steals.

For the game, Bowling Green was 26-of-54 (48.1 percent) from the field and 8-of-19 (46.7) from 3-point range.