The Sulphur Bluff Lady Bears hit the road Tuesday to face the Yantis Lady Owls. The Lady Bears were looking to pick up their sixth consecutive victory, with their last loss dating back to Dec. 30.
Sulphur Bluff got off to a very slow start, finding themselves trailing 13-4 at the end of the first frame. They began to work their way back, cutting the deficit with a strong second quarter. Sulphur Bluff outscored Yantis 16-11 in the frame, cutting the deficit to 24-20 at the end of the first half.
Despite a great quarter in the second, the Lady Bears once again found themselves having to play catchup, as they were outscored 14-10 in the third quarter. Trailing by eight points entering the final frame, the Lady Bears put together their best quarter of the night.
With the clock working against them, Sulphur Bluff had to work their way back in a hurry. The Lady Bears had a game-high 22 points in the fourth quarter, while holding Yantis to just six points in the frame, pulling off the comeback win by a score of 52-44.
Skylar Stanley once again led the way for Sulphur Bluff, finished with 24 points and 17 rebounds. Stanley was just one steal shy of a triple-double, as she was able to swipe nine steals in the contest.
BreAnna Stanley was next with nine points. She also had one steal and one assist. Bailey Neal and Tori Raine each had strong showings, as they each scored seven points and pulled in eight rebounds.
Kaitlyn Brock had a solid all-around game as well, scoinrg five points while also dishing out nine assists. Brock also had three steals and three rebounds.
“Thankfully the girls didn’t let a low-scoring quarter district them from their game plan,” head coach Zandra Peyton said. “BreAnna Stanley really stepped up in the second half and hit two big three’s in a row to help us gain momentum back .”
“This team’s ability to once again produce a push at the end of a game is impressive,” Peyton added. “It shows their mental and physical toughness.”