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November 20, 2013

Community beats Greenville Lady Lions

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL ROUNDUP

GREENVILLE —   The Community Lady Braves limited Greenville to single digits in each of the first three quarters on the way to a 40-27 basketball victory over the Lady Lions on Tuesday night in the Lions Den.

  Taylor Smith scored seven points, Lauryn Bruffett and Madison Pendill each added six apiece as the   Lady Braves raised their record to 3-1 on the season.

  LaQuesha Williams fired in 11 to lead the Lady Lions, while Britney Smith added seven points to go   with four steals.

  “Greenville is a pretty solid team,” said Community coach Shelby Holland. “I thought our girls handled the pressure well tonight. I thought we played well as a family like we were supposed to.”

  “Our defense wasn’t into the game tonight,” said Greenville coach Lesa Darst. “We’re coming back tomorrow and prepare for Friday.”

  Jordan Sweat led Greenville in rebounds with eight, while Savannah Himes had five.

  Greenville grabbed a 6-2 advantage to start the game on a 3-point basket and layup by LaQuesha Williams.

  But the Lady Braves scored six in a row on two baskets by Keely Morrow and a basket by Madison Pendill to grab an 8-6 lead.

  After Greenville tied the game at 8-8 on a Britney Smith layup, Community rattled off 10 points in a row on baskets and free throws by Lauryn Bruffett and baskets by Taylor Smith and Bailey Travers.

  The Lady Braves led 18-8 before Greenville got a layup by Reagan Jeffery.

  Community led 20-13 at halftime and was never seriously threatened.

  Greenville will host North Lamar Friday with the varsity game starting at 6:30 p.m.

                     Varsity girls

Community    8    12    9    11    —40

Greenville      6      7    4    10    —27

  C: Logan Bruffett 4, Keely Morrow 4, Lauryn Bruffett 6, Kyra Houseworh 4, Harlie David 5, Taylor Smith 7, Bailey Taves 2, Madison Pendill 6, Marianna Cantrell 2.

  G: LaQuesha Williams 11, Britney Smith 7, Reagan Jeffery 6, Jordan Sweat 2, Savannah Himes 1.

  Record: C 3-1, G 2-7.

  Next game: North Lamar at Greenville, varsity at 6:30 p.m., Friday.

                      Junior varsity girls

Community    0    7    7    7    —21

Greenville    22    5    8    3    —38

  C: Taylor 8, Jessica 8.

  G: Sarah Aly 14, TyTiana Matthews 8.

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