The result of Bell County’s game against Thomas Walker on Monday was never in any doubt. The Lady Cats built a 26-point lead by halftime en route to a 59-16 victory over the Lady Pioneers.
The win snapped a four-game drought that included loses to district favorites Harlan and Harlan County, regional power Clay County, and Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. The team’s last win came in the season opener against Oneida Baptist Institute.
Alex Brock and Brittany Davis paced Bell County’s offense throughout the game outscoring the entire Thomas Walker offense with 28 combined points. Brock finished the game with 15 points with Davis close behind with 13.
Caleigh Collett finished the game with nine points, while Bethany Miracle scored eight points before the final whistle.
The Lady Pioneers were led by Kalli Marcum’s six-point outing. Bella Schwartz, Savannah Hall, Madison Mayes, Kim Lee and Kennedy Orr also scored baskets during the game.
The Lady Cat defense stifled Thomas Walker in the first quarter. Bell held the Lady Pioneers scoreless in the opening period while tallying 14 points of their own.
The second quarter wasn’t much different as the Lady Cats poured in 20 points while holding Thomas Walker to eight to build a 34-8 halftime lead.
Bell didn’t let off the gas in the third quarter. The Lady Cats opened the second half with a 12-2 run behind the shooting of Brock, Davis and Miracle. Brock started the run with a 3-pointer that gave Bell a 37-8 lead.
Following a layup from Schwartz, Miracle hit a 3-pointer to increase the lead to 40-10. Davis followed suit with back-to-back 3-pointers to balloon the lead to 46-10. A Lee jumper temporarily stopped Bell’s momentum and narrowed the deficit to 46-12.
The 3-point shooting frenzy wasn’t over as Brock hit back-to-back shots from long range to increase the lead to 52-12. Thomas Walker finished the quarter with a Hall layup on a fast break that narrowed the lead to 52-14 heading into the final quarter.
Bell outscored the Lady Pioneers 7-2 in the fourth to claim the 43-point victory.
Bell County (2-4) returns to action at 7:30 p.m. on Friday when they travel to Jackson County (3-5) for a 13th Region matchup.
Reach Anthony Cloud at 606-302-9090 or on Twitter @AnthonyCloudMDN