The Ashville Lady Bulldogs continue to roll early in the season as they defeated Susan Moore, Springville and Ragland last week. They are currently 8-1 on the year.
After suffering the loss to Ashville, the Lady Tigers rebounded with a win over Douglas on Saturday.
Ashville 54, Susan Moore 43
Ashville traveled to Susan Moore and walked away with a 54-43 victory.
The two teams were tied 9-9 after the first quarter, but the Bulldogs started pulling away in the second frame, outscoring Susan Moore 20-12 to take a 29-21 halftime lead.
The eight-point lead by Ashville swelled to 16 points by the end of the third quarter at 47-31. They went on to win 54-43.
Autumn Swearengin led Ashville with 17 points. The only other Lady Bulldog in double figures was Lakeivia Looney with 12 points. Anika Bothwell and Nikki Moss scored eight points each. Erieanna Gilbert netted six points. Hannah Ashley chipped in two points and Mollie Huff had one point.
Ashville 41, Springville 34
After a slow start, the Lady Bulldogs used a 13-1 run in the third quarter to fight from behind and defeat Springville 41-34.
Both teams were ice cold shooting the ball to start the game. Halfway through the first quarter, the game was tied 1-1.
Almost four minutes ran off the clock before Ashville finally hit the first shot by either team.
By the end of the first quarter, it was Springville on top 9-5. They outscored Ashville 15-14 in the second stanza to take a 24-19 halftime lead.
The Lady Tigers managed only one free throw in the third quarter (by Hannah Long) while Ashville netted 13 points to take a 32-25 lead into the fourth quarter.
Both teams scored nine points each in the fourth period to make the final score 41-34.
Leading Ashville was Looney with 14 points. Moss pumped in 13 points, had five steals, four assists and three rebounds. Swearengin netted seven points, led the team in rebounds with 14, and blocked three shots. Bothwell scored five points and also grabbed 11 rebounds. Huff finished with two points.
Leading Springville was Hannah Long with 10 points. Kylee Kimbrough scored seven points and Chelsea Eldridge added six points. Kari Gipson netted four points while Kate Riker totaled three points. Jaylyn Felder and London Coleman had two points each.
Ashville 63, Ragland 43
Ashville coach Dale Beason said it is always good to beat a county rival. His team was able to do just that Monday, beating Ragland 63-43.
The Lady Bulldogs were up 14-8 after the first quarter, then stretched their lead to 33-13 by halftime.
Both teams scored 30 points each in the second half to make the final score 63-43.
Looney led Ashville with 16 points. Moss pumped in 15 points while Swearengin had a double-double, scoring 15 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. Bothwell was close to a double-double as she totaled 11 points and pulled down nine boards. Ashley added five points while Huff had one points and eight rebounds.
Leading Raglnad was Belle McKinney with 17 points. Callie Kay pumped in 11 points while Kailey Echols contributed 10 points. Kia Lindsay scored four points while Leah Byers had one point.
Center Point 44, Springville 8
In one of the lowest offensive showings in school history, the Springville Lady Tigers lost to Center Point 44-8. Springville scored two points in each quarter.
Center Point was up 11-2 after one; 19-4 at halftime, and 36-6 after three.
Leading Springville was Kimbrough, Gipson and Felder with two points each. Riker and Ashleigh Tremble had one point each.
Springville 52, Douglas 45
The Lady Tigers rebounded with a 52-45 victory over Douglas Saturday at home.
Leading Springville was Long with 18 points. Close behind her was Felder with 16 points. Riker pumped in 10 points while Jaclyn DuPre added four points. Coleman and Eldridge had two points each.