The Hardin-Central Lady Bulldogs rebounded from rare back-to-back losses Friday night as they stopped Tina-Avalon 54-42. On Monday, the Lady Dawgs rolled to a 70-26 win over Kingsville in the Wellington-Napoleon Tournament.
The Lady Bulldogs hit 43 percent from the field Monday and Brooke Derstler scorched the nets for 33 points against the Lady Tigers as Hardin-Central improved to 10-3. Hardin-Central grabbed a 29-8 lead after the first 8 minutes, and then held a 46-20 cushion at the break. Kingsville managed just two field goals in the third quarter as the Lady Bulldogs took a 42-point advantage into the final frame.
Reanna Newham connected on 6 of her 11 field goals for the night on her way to scoring 13 points in addition to her 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Allison Oyler added 6 points and grabbed 6 of Hardin-Central’s 27 steals. Also scoring for the Lady Dawgs were Megan Layman and Lindsey Arbogast with 6 each, followed by Jade Warren, Angelica Bradley and Kayla Carrillo with 2 apiece.
Derstler was one of three Lady Dawgs in double figures with 19 points in Friday night’s win after dropping back-to-back games against state-ranked Southwest of Ludlow. Newham added 12 points with Layman chipping in 11 more for Hardin-Central as the Lady Bulldogs hit 39 percent from the field. Layman completed her double double for the night with 10 rebounds in addition to a team-high 3 steals.
Brianne McGuire scored 7 for the Lady Bulldogs with Oyler adding 5.
Darcy Jenkins led Tina-Avalon scoring with 20, while Marlika Sheets added 12.
Hardin-Central held an 18-9 lead after one quarter, 31-18 at the half and 44-28 entering the fourth period.