Bradley Central’s girls routed Soddy-Daisy, 79-17, Tuesday night in Jim Smiddy Arena and ran their District 5-3A winning streak to 60 behind the 22-point scoring effort of sophomore guard Jamaryn Blair and a defense that held the Lady Trojans to two first half points.
Blair got her game-high scoring on 8-of-15 shooting in just 14 minutes of action as the Bearettes improved to 16-2 overall and 5-0 in district play.
It was Bradley’s fourth straight win.
Anna Roberts scored 11 points and Cambree Mayo added 10. The three double-digit scorers also combined for nine of the team’s 20 steals.
With the win, Bradley now has a 126-3 record against Soddy-Daisy and coach Jason Reuter is 18-0 against the Lady Trojans.
Bradley Central scored the game’s first 11 points. The lone first-quarter points for Soddy-Daisy came on free throws by Katie Hamby and Baylie Davis. After Davis’ free throw with 13 seconds on the clock, the Lady Trojans failed to score again until Hamby knocked down a 3 with 6:59 left in the third period.
The Bearettes lead 49-2 at halftime and their biggest lead was 64 points with less than a minute left in the game. At one point, Bradley ran off 28 straight points in the first half.
Bradley’s Anna Walker scored six points and grabbed seven rebounds – the Bearettes had a 39-26 edge on the boards.
The Bearettes went 27 for 63 from the field (42.9 percent) and held Soddy-Daisy (2-13, 0-6) to 16.7 percent (5 of 30).
Reuter’s squad, which next plays at Walker Valley on Friday, had statistical point advantages in turnovers (41-2), in the paint (38-2), second chances (20-5), fast breaks (22-0) and bench (35-7).
Hamby, who made three her team’s five field goals, paced the Lady Trojans with nine points. She had 11 of Soddy-Daisy’s 33 turnovers. Bradley turned the ball over seven times and Kaleigh Hughes had two.
Bradley Central's boys whipped Soddy-Daisy, 68-31.
Soddy-Daisy 2 0 8 7 – 17
Bradley Central 23 26 18 12 – 79
Soddy-Daisy (17) – Kearney, Ingle, Branam, Katie Hamby 9, Davis 1, Ledford 4, Lemacks 3, Lloyd, Perez, Sneed.
Bradley Central (79) – Hughes 3, Anna Roberts 11, Jamaryn Blair 22, Walker 6, Lombard 2, Hullender, Reuter 8, Barnes 7, Cambree Mayo 10, Crittenden 5, Carman 4, Estrada, Falcon, Williams 1.
3-Point Goals – Soddy-Daisy 3 (Hamby 2, Lemacks 1), Bradley Central 8 (Reuter 2, Mayo 2, Hughes 1, Roberts 1, Blair 1, Crittenden 1).
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