Junior Lady Yellowjackets fall in district semi-finals
Bay fell behind early and had a hard time playing catch up as the Marked Tree Junior Lady Indians ended the Junior Lady Yellowjackets' season with a 31-22 win in one semi-final game of the 1A/2A-10 junior high district tournament at Marked Tree. Bay was without the services of their leading scorer Olivia Ferguson who was out with a knee injury.
Bailee Kirby got Bay on the board first with a jumper before Taylor McCuiston hit one of two free throws for Marked Tree with MaKayla Marshall putting back an offensive rebound for the Junior Lady Indians to make it 3-2 Marked Tree. The duo repeated that performance just over two minutes later with McCuiston hitting one of two free throws and Marshall getting a stick back basket to make the 6-2 Marked Tree at the end of one.
Kirby again scored the first points of the quarter with two free throws for Bay as Shira Hendrix drilled a three-pointer for Marked Tree to make the score 9-4 Junior Lady Indians. Kirby hit a jumper in the lane for Bay, Hendrix hit one of two free throws for Marked Tree as Sydney Rothcheid netted two free throws for the Junior Lady Indians and Marshall stuck back another offensive rebound for the Junior Lady Indians making it 14-6 Marked Tree with 2:56 left. Kirby added two free throws for Bay, Hendrix hit one of two free throws for the Junior Lady Indians, Kirby was good on one of two free throws for the Junior Lady Yellowjackets as Hendrix hit a jumper for the Junior Lady Indians with four seconds left to make the score 17-9 Marked Tree at the half.
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