Lady Indians lose home opener to Rector

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Marked Tree's Taylor McCuiston takes a jumper during high school basketball action last Thursday in Marked Tree. (DT Photo/Anthony Cossey)

The Rector Lady Cougars outscored Marked Tree 16-0 in the first quarter before going on to post a 59-37 win over the Lady Indians this past Thursday in Marked Tree.

The first of the opening quarter was all Kena Parrish as she scored the first 10 points of the game with a stick back basket, an old-school three-point play, a fast break layup and a three-pointer at the 2:57 mark. Ellie Ford scored off the fast break as did Parrish before Ford hit two free throws making it 16-0 Rector with 1:41 left. Neither team scored the rest of the first quarter.

Mylesa Gant got a stick back basket for Rector to open the second quarter as the Lady Indians got on the board when Shira Hendrix hit one of two free throws to make the score 18-1 Lady Cougars. Alexis Herrera hit two free throws for Rector, Hendrix again hit one of two free throws for Marked Tree as Ford hit one of two free throws for to push the lead to 21-2. Ford hit one three throws after being fouled attempting a three-pointer, Hendrix canned a three-pointer for the Lady Indians only to see Ford scored off the break to make it 24-5 Rector with 4:14 left. Jayla Carpenter hit one of two free throws for Marked Tree, Ford connected on two free throws for Rector, Hendrix hit a running jumper for the Lady Indians as Ford hit one of two free throws making it 27-8 Lady Cougars with 1:32 left in the half. Taylor McCuiston hit two free throws for Marked Tree as Sawyer Hendrix made one of two free throws for the Lady Cougars to make the score 28-10 Rector at the half.

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