The Lady Bruins came out with a purpose, took care of business, and put a 14 game losing streak to rest in earning their first win of the year on the road. After the first quarter the Lady Bruins were up 8-4. A strong second period, and a hot hand by Olivia Leas, stretched that lead to 12, 22-10.
Leas had half the Lady Bruins points at that the break. The Lady Bruins and Lady Broncos played it even from there as the Bruins walked away with a 48-36 win.
Coach Mitch Waters said, “That was a wonderful team effort! Daleville is a very good team and well coached. They were able to beat us by 26 last season, so coming in we thought it would be a tall order. We told the girls that if we played aggressive and worked hard that we would give ourselves a chance to win. Our girls did a wonderful job on the defensive end.”
Waters added, “I couldn’t be more proud of our execution and our poise. Its been a long time since we have experienced a tight game and led wire to wire and the girls responded great!”
Unofficially, Olivia Leas led the Bruins with 22 points, seven rebounds and three steals.
Olivia Waters scored 11 points, hauled down three boards and added two steals.
Helen Whitesell scored seven points. Grace Simmons scored five points and added three rebounds and two steals. Rheagan Harding scored three points and added three steals. Erin Cagle recorded four rebounds.
The Lady Bruins improve to 1-1 this season.
The junior varsty Lady Bruins also improved to 1-1 beating the Lady Broncos of Daleville 58-20.
Cayley Hodges led the way with 14 points, nine rebounds and five steals. Khaira Westerfield had 13 points and four steals. Brianna Stroble tossed in 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Macy Cagle scored 11 points and added three rebounds and two steals and Kiley Eppard chipped in eight points and recorded seven steals.