Bearettes Beat Daniel Boone For Thanksgiving Cage Title

Carter, Howard Combine For 31 Points In 56-43 Win

Sunday, November 26, 2017 - by special to The

Bradley Central defeated Daniel Boone, 56-43, Saturday night to capture the championship in the Thanksgiving tournament sponsored by Holiday Inn Express at Jim Smiddy Arena.

The Bearettes (4-0) routed Baylor, 55-16, in the opening game of the second day schedule to reach the title game.

In the title showdown, Bradley got 20 points by Kimia Carter and Rhyne Howard’s 11 points and 11 rebounds to hand Daniel Boone its first loss in the young season.

Carter and Howard were a combined 10 for 22 shooting from the field. Carter went 10 for 13 from the free-throw line.

Bayleigh Carmichel paced Daniel Boone with 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting and also had six rebounds, as did teammate Sydney Pearce. Macie Culbertson had 11 points and five rebounds. Emily Sizemore added eight points, going 8 for 8 from the free-throw line.

The Bearettes and Lady Trailblazers battled throughout the game on the backboards and Bradley had a slight 24-20 edge. Bradley outscored the opponent 21-4 on turnovers and 15-4 on second-chance opportunities. Bradley’s bench outscored Daniel Boone 15-3.

Bradley Central built a 30-15 halftime lead, but lost 10 points off that margin in the third quarter. Coach Jason Reuter’s squad forced 24 turnovers, 23 coming from the Lady Trailblazers’ starters, including eight by Culbertson. The Bearettes made 12 turnovers, four by Carter.

In the Day 2 opener, the Bearettes blitzed Baylor, 21-0, to open the game, pushed the streak to 25-0 and gained control of the contest. Bradley led 30-8 at halftime.

Baylor turned the ball over 32 times – JuToreyia Willis and Cheyenne Lindsey each made six ball-handling errors and the Bearettes scored 33 points off those mistakes.

Bradley’s pressure defense held the Lady Red Raiders to 16.7 percent shooting from the floor, hitting just 5 of 30 shots. Willis was 0 for 12 from the field.

The Lady Red Raiders (3-3) bounced back later in the day, knocked off McMinn Central (2-4) by a 49-32 score and claimed third-place in the tournament.

Baylor got balanced scoring as Lindsey led the way with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Raegyn Conley notched 13 points and Willis added 12 points and seven boards. The Lady Red Raiders won by 17 points, despite turning the ball over 20 times, including seven by Willis and four by Britt Barton.

Jordan Wright was the only Chargerette in double figures with 13 points, going 8 for 10 at the charity stripe.

Baylor outscored McMinn Central, 32-4, in the paint and had a combined 34-12 in points off turnovers, second-chance points and 10 from fastbreaks.

Day 2 Boxscores

Game 7

Baylor                                    0 8 4 4 – 16

Bradley Central                   21 10 17 7 – 55

Baylor (16) – Willis 2, Lindsey 4, Martin 2, Conley 4, Redman, Sellers, Barton, Gordon 4, Keller, McKnight.

Bradley Central (55) – Hughes, Kimia Carter 16, Rhyne Howard 12, Walker 8, Lombard 3, Williams 2, Roberts 6, Reuter, Mayo 2, Blair 1, Barnes 3, Hullender, Muhonen 2.

3-Point Goals – Baylor none, Bradley Central 3 (Carter 2, Howard 1).

Game 8                                 

Daniel Boone                     11 11 12 17 – 51

McMinn Central                   11 12 9 7 – 39

Daniel Boone (51) – Culbertson 8, Sizemore 9, Jenkins 3, Bayleigh Carmichel 13, Sydney Pearce 12, Dye, Gibson, Clark 6, Kosinski,

McMinn Central (39) – Runyan 7, Melia Baker 10, Coleman 4, Jordan Wright 16, Wampler, Knox 2, Conner, Smith.

3-Point Goals – Daniel Boone 3 (Carmichel 2, Sizemore 1), McMinn Central 4 (Baker 2, Runyan 1, Wright 1).

Game 10

William Blount                      8 11 14 16 – 49

Campbell (Ga.)                     7 7 14 8 – 36

William Blount (49) – Shepherd, Alyssa Walker 11, Joseph 4, Campos 6, Goforth 2, Kendyl Tillie 10, Hartgrove, Long 4, Jenna Kallenberg 12.

Campbell (36) – Jameah Alston 13, Jada Alston 10, Hamilton 3, Fredrick 6, Jal. Alston 4, Wide, Johnson, Floyd, Jenkins, Jones.

3-Point Goals – William Blount 3 (Walker 3), Campbell 3 (Jam. Alston 1, Jad. Alston 1, Hamilton 1).

Game 11

McMinn Central                   7 8 9 8 – 32

Baylor                                8 18 14 9 – 49

McMinn Central (32) – Runyan 8, Baker, Coleman 4, Jordan Wright 13, Wampler 2, Knox 1, Conner, Smith, Belcher 3, Skelton, Beaty 1.

Baylor (49) – JuToreyla Willis 12, Cheyenne Lindsey 16, Martin 3, Raegyn Conley 13, Redman, Sellers, Barton 5, Gordon, Keller, McKnight.

3-Point Goals – McMinn Central 2 (Runyan 1, Wright 1).

Game 12

Daniel Boone                        6 9 17 11 – 43

Bradley Central                   13 17 7 19 – 56

Daniel Boone (43) – Macie Culbertson 11, Sizemore 8, Jenkins 2, Bayleigh Carmichel 15, Pearce 4, Dye, Keyfauver, Gibson, Casey, Clark, Carroll, Kosinski 3.

Bradley Central (56) – Hughes, Kimia Carter 20, Rhyne Howard 11, Walker 2, Lombard 8, Roberts 5, Mayo 6, Barnes 4.

3-Point Goals – Daniel Boone 4 (Carmichel 3, Culbertson 1), Bradley Central 4 (Mayo 2, Roberts 1, Howard 1).

All-Tournament Team

Bradley Central – Kimia Carter, Rhyne Howard, Anna Walker

Baylor – JuToreyia Willis, Cheyenne Lindsey

Daniel Boone – Macie Culbertson, Bayleigh Carmichel

McMinn Central – Jordan Wright

William Blount – Lexi Campos

Campbell – Jada Alston

Creekview – Kennedy Carter

David Crockett – Emma Gouge

(Contact Larry Fleming at and on Twitter @larryfleming44)           



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