Bridgette Taylor added eight of her 17-points in the first half, making seven assists in the game to go with five steals.
Trailing from the get-go, the Lady Eagles got gutsy performances from Keanna Starling with eight points and eight rebounds, three blocks and two steals. Chelsie Daniels had – six hard-earned points, as did Destiny Morris.
Bullard 64, Rusk 36
Rusk 4 12 6 14 - 36
Bullard 17 22 14 11 - 64
RUSK- Jaquelle Dyess, 2; Destiny Freeney, 12; Rachel Miller, 2; Destiny Morris, 6; Chelsie Daniels, 6; Keanna Starling, 8.
BULLARD – Taylor Frederick, 3; Brittany Hinton, 13; Bridgette Taylor, 17; Lexi Abercrombie, 6; Madison Slayter, 5; Lexi Kirgan, 20.
Bullard 74, Rusk 56
The sharp-shooting Bullard Panthers got big in the winning groove in big fashion, posting a 74-56 win over Rusk on Tuesday night in a girl’s boy’s doubleheader. The game originally scheduled for Tuesday to lack of referees.
Panther Slater Rodberg could not miss, knocking down to early second half, 3-pointers and running off eight consecutive free throws to set the second half tempo.
The opening belonged to Bullard’s Hunter Landrum scoring 11 of his 13-points in the first half, leading Bullard to a 38-20.
“We shot really well tonight and we jumped out to a big lead,” said third-year head coach, Shane Chambless. “We missed our point guar a little bit the second half, but I am proud of our guys of stepping up and finishing the game.”
Panther point guard, Landon Beckham went down hard with some neck and shoulder soreness, but is expected back in the lineup next game.
Beckham only had four points, but his five rebounds, three steals, and five assists in one-half a game set the stage for the Panthers early surge.
Rusk got a game-high, 24-points from point guard, Jadarian Skinner as he totaled out with four, 3-pointers and a strong, 8-of-11 at the free throw line down the fourth half stretch.