|Bison coach Jayson Lowery talks to his team during their win over Hazen on Friday. (Photos by Mark Buffalo)|
By Mark Buffalo
CARLISLE — It was a clean sweep for the Carlisle Bison and Lady Bison in their 2A-6 conference matchup with Hazen on Friday at Bison Arena.
|Carlisle's Kylie Warren attempts a running jumper against Hazen.|
Lady Bison score early, often in win
The Carlisle Lady Bison improved to 6-5 overall and 6-0 in league play with a 67-33 win over the Hazen Lady Hornets.
Carlisle scored the game's first seven points. Elex McClain scored the first four while Kylie Warren scored three before Hazen's Elizabeth Foot hit a short jumper with 5:55 left.
Carlisle used an 11-0 run to push its lead to 23-4 with 2:25 left in the first quarter. The big play of the run was a three-pointer by Nikita Harper with 2:34 left, making the score 21-4. The Lady Bison led 27-9 after one quarter and 41-20 at halftime.
The Lady Bison outscored Hazen 21-12 in the third quarter to lead 62-32 heading into the fourth quarter.
Warren led Carlisle with 19 points. Elex McClain had 17. Harper added 10. NicQuira Burnett and Arius McClain had six points each. Peyton Hitchings scored four. Blakely Ellis had three. Ashley Harbison added two.
Lamondra Pinkney led Hazen with 14 points.
|Carlisle's Demarcus Houston eyes a three-pointer against Hazen.|
Bison get third win
The Carlisle Bison got their third win of the season and first over Hazen in three seasons as they beat the Hornets 68-51.
The Bison trailed 14-12 after one quarter. Carlisle took a 16-14 lead early in the second quarter on baskets by Brynden Weems and Garnell Harris. Demarcus Houston had assists on both baskets. Carlisle led 28-22 at halftime.
The Hornets made a run in the third quarter, pulling to within one at 31-30 with 5:02 left. The Bison then scored six in a row and led 43-36 after three quarters.
The Bison took control in the final quarter. Their largest lead was 17 points on several occasions, including the final score.
Weems led the Bison with 19 points. Devon Kendrick had 17. Houston added 15. Zach Caviness had six. Harris scored five. Jamarious Harper and Dominic Castleberry had two points each. Ty Golleher and Caleb Jones each hit one free throw.
"I'm so proud of my kids tonight," Carlisle coach Jayson Lowery said, via his Facebook page. "My boys have worked so hard and never stopped believing and being a family through tough losses. It was great to see the fire in their eyes tonight and the pride on their faces when they felt the thrill of victory on rival night."