COLBERT — The Lady Leopards improved to 2-0 by picking up a 68-31 win over new conference rival Tushka on Monday.
Darian Bradford led the Colbert scorecard with 17 points and a good number of steals and assists to go with those points. Taylor Lyons picked up a double-double with a dozen points and rebounds. Katherine Hair added 10 points.
“Our defensive pressure was really good tonight, and our defense sets the tone,” said Colbert Coach Chris Gillespie. “We started the game with lots of energy. We missed some shots but we had some kids come off the bench and shoot really well.”
Rachel Anders and Maddison Poteet combined for 14 of the Lady Leopards’ 26 bench points, all in the fourth quarter and most of it on three-point shots. Taytiana Gray added six, Samantha Cummins had four, and starter Ginavee Mowles contributed three.
Colbert led 16-9 after one quarter, then opened the second with an 11-0 run and took a 31-13 lead at halftime. The Lady Leopards outscored Tushka 37-18 in the second half.
Kelsey Chambers scored 15 for the Lady Tigers. They visit Stringtown tonight. Colbert will host Achille tonight as their home stand continues. On Monday, a large crowd descended upon Colbert Gym as they hosted the only game in Bryan County (as well as a halftime performance by close to 50 junior cheerleaders).
Tushka boys 50, Colbert 33
COLBERT – Lane Faulkenberry scored all of his 18 points on three-pointers to pace a Tushka Tiger 50-33 victory over the Leopards.
Crushing defense by the Tigers helped set up Faulkenberry’s perimeter showcase. Tushka took a 10-4 lead after one quarter, then outscored Colbert 15-2 in the second as the Leopards went 0-for-everything from the arc in the first half.
The Leopards found their stroke late and outscored Tushka 18-14 in the fourth quarter. Caleb Shoemake and Kason Krob led the Leopards with eight points each; Darius Johnson scored seven; James Hair had six and Charles Adams scored four, all on free throws.
Garrett Wall helped the Tigers with 10 points, followed by Wyatt Daniel (nine), Jody Moreland (five), Rusty Moore (four), Devin Tomlinson (two) and Isaac Cooper (two).