Bowling Green defeats Ben’s Ford

Published 3:41 pm Friday, November 16, 2018

Bowling Green School scored the game’s first 11 points and took a 32-14 lead to the break on the way to a 63-29 victory over Ben’s Ford Christian School at home Tuesday.
The Lady Buccaneers opened the scoring when KaKa Seal hit a layup with 6:41 left in the first quarter.
The lead went to 4-0 on Bailey Duvall’s two free throws that she hit after getting fouled, following an offensive rebound. Bowling Green made a steal that led to Kyley Seals hitting a layup. Seals split from the free-throw line after several passes that led to a foul. It was 7-0 at the 2:41 mark.
Seals tallied the final four points on layups.
Bowling Green had a 13-4 lead after the first quarter.
The Lady Bucs did not make a big run in the second quarter, but chipped away to a 19-10 quarter and led 32-14 at halftime.
“First of all, I’ve got to have three starters stay on the floor without fouls,” Bowling Green coach Barry Seal said. “Totally out of control, three players, we’re a much better ball team when they’re on the court doing what they are supposed to. Individually, they just tried to do things that put them in foul trouble tonight and it hurt our team for the first half. Now, once we got going, young kids came in and produced and played team defense and that’s what turned it around.”
The first half was filled with fouls. Both teams were in the bonus by the 7:29 mark of the second quarter and the double bonus with 4:16 left in the first half.
The teams combined for 35 free throws in the first half, but both teams struggled from the line.
Ben’s Ford hit just 8-of-20 (40 percent).
“We got to go back to practice and start practicing our free throws,” Ben’s Ford coach Mark McGehee said.
Bowling Green hit only 7-of-15 (46.6 percent) from the charity stripe.
The Lady Bucs extended the lead to 48-21 after the third quarter and went on to the 63-29 victory.
Duvall scored a game-high 13 points that included a 3-pointer, to go with four rebounds, three assists and four steals.
Callie Seal posted 11 points on 5-of-8 from the field. She hit a three, grabbed a trio of rebounds and made a steal.
Seals posted 10 points, five boards, an assist and a steal.
Allie McCain had nine points, seven rebounds, three assists and a steal.
Hope Crowe tallied seven points and she hit all three of her field-goal attempts that included a 3-pointer. Crowe also pulled down a rebound and made a pair of steals.
KaKa Seal recorded six points, one rebound, four assists and three steals.
Allie Schilling had four points, three rebounds, two assists and three steals.
Sophie Nobles put up two points and a rebound.
Bridget Devall added a point, five rebounds and an assist.
Lacie Penton had a rebound.
Celeste Crowe led the Lady Eagles in points with seven.
Kelci Freeman posted six points while Alaina McClelland and Bailey Stewart recorded four each and Abby Smith, Valerie Page, Baleigh Crain and Allie Jacobs all put up two points.

Ben’s Ford Christian School’s Alaina McClelland drives to the hoop in the second of Tuesday’s game. McClelland tallied four points.