Bearettes Start Strong In 56-31 Win Over McMinn County

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - by special to The Chattanoogan.com

Bradley Central outscored visiting McMinn County 23-6 starting the game and cruised to a 56-31 victory Tuesday night in District 5-3A high school basketball action at Jim Smiddy Arena.

With the win that opened Bradley’s district schedule, the Bearettes improved to 6-0 and 1-0 on the young season.

Senior Rhyne Howard led Bradley Central with 18 points and 10 rebound, barely missing a triple-double with seven rebounds.

Howard went 9 for 18 from the field, 0 for 6 behind the 3-point arc and recorded three of the Bearettes’ nine steals.

Junior Kaleigh Hughes scored 11 points on 3-of-5 shooting, including one of the Bearettes’ three 3-pointers.

The Bearettes out-rebounded the Lady Cherokees 39-23 forced 20 turnovers to their own 12 and scored 20 points off those miscues. Bradley also had a 19-2 edge in second-chance points and 30-12 in the paint.

Bradley shot 36.4 percent (20 of 55) for the game and McMinn County was held to 28.1 percent (9 of 32).

Kaylen Hicks led the Lady Cherokees (41-1-1) scoring with seven points. Three players – Kaitlynn Hennessee, Whitney Green and Paige Manney – each had six points.

Boxscore

McMinn County                    3 10 10 8 -- 31

Bradley Central                   13 13 14 16 – 56

McMinn County (31) – Liner, Hennessee 6, Green 6, Hick 7, Gleaton 3, Burns 1, Manney 6, Schiestel, Baxter 2.

Bradley Central (56) – Kaleigh Hughes 11, Roberts 6, Rhyne Howard 18, Walker 7, Lombard 2, Williams, Reuter, Mayo 3, Blair 4, Barnes 5, Hullender.

3-Point Goals – McMinn County 2 (Hennessee 1, Hicks 1), Bradley Central 3 (Hughes 1, Mayo, Blair 1)

(Contact Larry Fleming at larryfleming44@gmail.com and on Twittter @larryfleming44)

 



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