SILO - The transformation of the Lady Rebels took another step up Monday with a 49-35 home win over Calera on opening night of the Bryan County Tournament.
Silo went win-less for their first games of 2013 but are now 5-2 since the start of the new year, taking four of their last five and that loss a one-point decision last week against a Homecoming-fueled Colbert team.
On Monday, Dax Simon’s Lady Rebels wore down the Calera LadyDawgs with a second half surge sparked by the agile Mary Grider. She tallied 18 points, six rebounds and four assists.
The game was tight until a late second-quarter outburst got started when Karissa Marshall hit a three on her way to 10 points for the night. Silo took a 23-18 lead into the break, but it was a 15-7 third quarter run which built a double-digit lead for the Lady Rebs.
Silo’s starting five plus back-up Jewel Zukosky all played big roles in the win. Post Hannah Bourne dominated the glass with 12 rebounds to go with eight points. Guard Riley Newton scored five, forward Katlyn Halley scored two at the line but added eight rebounds, and Zukosky gave six points off the bench.
Madi Robinson led Calera with 11 points, nine of those from three-point range. Taylor Pickett scored eight and grabbed six boards; Raylee Rogers went 7-for-8 from the line for her seven points; Micaela Curtman had four points, four rebounds and three steals; Maddie Partain scored three and Alli Jackson added a basket.
Colbert girls 54 Achille 21
Taytiana Gray notched a double-double with 10 points and rebounds as Colbert held off the Achille Lady Eagles on Monday to kick off the Bryan County Tournament.
Gray had six rebounds in the first quarter as Tony Robinson’s Lady Leopards opened the game with a 12-0 run through the first quarter. They led 26-8 by the break and outscored Achille 28-13 in the second half.
Hannah Wilson led all scorers with 14 points for the Lady Leopards. Samantha Cummins scored nine, Chanda Sinor added eight, Madison Poteet scored five to go with half a dozen steals, Haylie McGowan scored four and adding a basket each were Rachel Anders and Tara Dollar.
Kayla Wright led the Achille scorecard with eight, Raychel Alexander scored six and grabbed five boards, Ashleigh Brown and Madison Stanglin had three points apiece, Kiersten Brown scored one free throw. Makayla Womack went to the boards for three rebounds.
Other tournament scores from Caddo on Monday:
Caddo girls 77 Boswell 27
Tushka girls 51 Rock Creek 41
Bryan County Tournament schedule:
TUESDAY, Jan. 21 - Boys Bracket
6:30 p.m. - Boswell vs. Colbert (at Silo)
6:30 p.m. - Rock Creek vs. Calera (at Caddo)
8 p.m. - Achille at Silo
8 p.m. - Tushka at Caddo
THURSDAY, Jan. 23 - Consolation semifinals at Bloomer Sullivan Arena (SE Campus in Durant)
5 p.m. - Girls: Boswell vs. Rock Creek
6:15 p.m. - Boys: TBA (Durant Democrat Pick ‘Em: Achille vs. Colbert)
7:30 p.m. - Girls: Achille vs. Calera
8:45 p.m. - Boys: TBA (Durant Democrat Pick ‘Em: Rock Creek vs. Caddo)
FRIDAY, Jan. 24 - Winners Bracket Semifinals at Bloomer Sullivan Arena (SE Campus in Durant)
5 p.m. - Girls: Caddo vs. Tushka
6:15 p.m. - Boys: TBA (Durant Democrat Pick ‘Em: Silo vs. Boswell)
7:30 p.m. - Girls: Colbert vs. Silo
8:45 p.m. - Boys: TBA (Durant Democrat Pick ‘Em: Calera vs. Tushka)
SATURDAY, Jan. 25 - Trophy Games at Bloomer Sullivan Arena
12:30 p.m. - Girls Consolation (Durant Democrat Pick ‘Em: Rock Creek vs. Calera)
2 p.m. - Boys Consolation (Durant Democrat Pick ‘Em: Colbert vs. Caddo)
3:30 p.m. - Girls Third Place (Durant Democrat Pick ‘Em: Tushka vs. Silo)
5 p.m. - Boys Third Place (Durant Democrat Pick ‘Em: Boswell vs. Tushka)
6:30 p.m. - Girls Championship (Durant Democrat Pick ‘Em: Caddo vs. Colbert)
8 p.m. - Boys Championship (Durant Democrat Pick ‘Em: Silo vs. Calera)