By Taylor Risse
In a game of quick hands and fast breaks, Bennett County struggled against Little Wound’s Lady Mustangs, falling 69-14.
The Lady Mustangs jumped to a quick start, scoring the first bucket of the game in the first 12 seconds. Little Wound ran a 5-0 lead before Lainee Link put up a short jumper, putting Bennett County on the board.
To end the first quarter, Erica Bakley added four points to the board, making it a 26-6 game.
Little Wound ran off the first 12 points of the second quarter and went on to post a 44-8 lead at the half.
Angie Winters and Lexi Bair each made one of two free throws for the Lady Warriors in the second quarter.
In the third quarter, Lainee Link and Jessica Begeman each added a basket, leaving the score 57-12.
The fourth quarter was dominated by Little Wound fast breaks. Senior Carissa Louden scored a field goal for the only Lady Warrior points in the fourth quarter.
Bennett County put up a lot of shots, but missed their mark and the visiting Lady Mustangs won the game 69-14.
Bennett County Scoring: Lainee Link 4, Erica Bakley 4, Jessica Begeman 2, Carissa Louden 2, Angie Winters 1, Lexi Bair 1.
Top scoring for Little Wound came from Mia Vasquez 13, Macy Roulliard 9, and Paula Yellow Boy 9.
Little Wound handled the JV game with a 22 point spread winning 52-30. Excitement came in the last few seconds of the game when Little Wounds’ Molina Apple threw a shot from the opposite free throw line, banking in a long three. Stefonna Salomon led the Warriors with 14 points, Baily May tossed in 7, Bertha Conquering Bear, Tae Heathershaw, Mataya Livermont, and Angel Robinson all added 2, while Emma Byrne put in 1.
The C game was close all the way through with Bennett County never being able to take the lead.
Scoring at the quarters being 9-12, 19-20, 24-25, 27-29 respectively. Stefonna Salomon led the Warriors with 7 points, Eden Fanning added 6, Baily May and Iaesha Belhage each added 3. Emma Byrne, Tae Heathershaw, Yesenia Martinez and Angel Robinson had 2 each.