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12-6-11 by Blair Peterson ‘12, Sports Media
The Bruins continue to head in a positive direction with yet another victory to add to their record. They defeated Camden Fairview on Monday evening (December 5) at Central Arkansas Christian in the Ortho Arkansas Invitational tournament. After an impressive performance by the Lady Bruins, they came out with a 70-51 victory.
The Bruins led the entire game with a 23-13 lead after just one quarter of play. After Junior India Wilson got into foul trouble in the first quarter, the team got a large spark from Freshman Alex Otwell. Otwell came off the bench and put up 11 points in the first quarter alone. The Bruins continued to lead the game with the scoreboard favoring the Bruins 41-25 at half.
Senior Breanna Harris came out of halftime ready to play with 13 points in the 3rd quarter. Harris finished the game with 18 points and was awarded game MVP. Other key players included seniors Jordan Hughes with 10 points and Scarlett McCracken going 2 for 4 from beyond the arc with 6 points. Junior India Wilson also recovered well from her early foul trouble and finished the game with 10 points.
Seniors Kelly Swanson and Toby Treadway said “this was the team’s best game so far”. They were also both very impressed by the way Otwell came off the bench and played. Coach Treadway was also very impressed by the way the girls performed. He was especially pleased by the way their defensive game is developing.
The Bruins advance to play North Little Rock, who is currently ranked No. 1 in the state. The game will be played Thursday evening, Dec. 8, at CAC. Coach Treadway has high expectations for the Lady Bruins in the upcoming game. He stated that “North Little Rock will be both big and physical but he has faith that the Lady Bruins will come out ready to compete.” He also expects instant full-court pressure and man-to-man defense from tip, but says that the girls will handle it well as long as they keep their composure. In general, both Treadway and the Lady Bruins are looking forward to the upcoming competition and the rest of the season.