|Carlisle's Kylie Warren is fouled while making a move to the basket in the first quarter against Maumelle on Tuesday. (Photo by Mark Buffalo)|
By Mark Buffalo
CARLISLE — It was a night of celebration for the Carlisle Lady Bison basketball program Tuesday night at Bison Arena.
The 2007 and 2008 Class 2A state championship teams from Carlisle, coached by Toby Tevebaugh, were honored prior to Carlisle’s season opener with Maumelle.
That was just part of the fun that night.
The current Lady Bison, coached by Jonathan Buffalo, pulled away from the Class 5A Lady Hornets, coached by former Carlisle coach William Rountree, for a 64-47 victory in front a large crowd at Bison Arena.
“The kids deserve the credit,” Buffalo said. “They have been coachable and hard working. They have made my job fun. We’ve got so many more games to go.”
Carlisle led 15-11 after one quarter then erupted for 20 points in the second quarter to lead 35-16 at halftime. Kylie Warren scored 12 points in the second quarter.
Maumelle outscored Carlisle 13-8 in the third quarter but the Lady Bison rebounded with a 21-point outburst in the final eight minutes. The lead grew to as much as 27 points.
Warren led Carlisle with 27 points. Deshaye Ricks had 13. Kayla Golleher added 12. Kiara Miller scored six while Heather Bowlan, Blakely Ellis and Ashby Terry had two points each.
Carlisle will return to action next Tuesday against Little Rock Fair at Bison Arena.