Lady Bison take third in tourney; record stands at 5-1


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The Lady Bison took third place in their tournament last weekend.

The Lady Bison basketball team added another easy win to their record as they traveled to Alto last Tuesday. This win increased their record to 3-0.

“Before we even walked on the court I knew we had them beat,” senior Marissa Jones said. “You could see it in their demeanor that they weren’t confident.”

JV even got to get in on some of the action as they competed against Alto’s varsity. Alto didn’t have a JV, which gave the JV players a chance to get some varsity court time.

“I had no problem with pulling some of the JV players up, because I knew what they were capable of,” head coach Jozette Jenkins said. “And just as I expected they’d do, they played well.”

The Lady Bison moved to 4-0 after Thursday’s tournament game at Trinity Christian in Cedar Hill. They went up against Pantigo Christian and won 53-46. The girls started off with a slow start, behind at the half. However, after a talk at halftime from Jenkins, they started off the second half as if they were a new team. Jordan Jenkins led the way for the Lady Bison with 26 points. Taryn Morman added 8, Maci Hoffman 7, Allison Grissett 6, Marissa Jones 3, and Natalie Freeman 2.

“We started off slow because the game was so early in the morning,” senior Lauren Helmcamp said. “However, that’s no excuse because we will have even earlier game when we go to Missouri.”

The Lady Bison took on Decatur next, and initially led the entire time; Decatur tied the game going into the fourth quarter. Decatur went on to a 48-43 win over Buffalo. Grissett led the way for Buffalo with 19 points. Jenkins added 11, Hoffman 8, Morman 4, and Lauren Helmcamp 1.

The Lady Bison met up with Brazos Christian on Saturday and came out with a 60-40 win to bring home the third place trophy. Jenkins led the way with 18 points. Grissett added 14, Helmcamp 13, Erykah Anderson and Taylor Shelton 4 each, Jones and Morman 2 apiece, and Karina Sotelo and Lee 1 each.

“We’ve gotten off to a very good start. It’s no surprise that the girls are working really hard and are displaying great chemistry early. They are playing really well together and I’m excited to see what this season brings,” Jenkins said. “We couldn’t ask a better start, but now the goal is to continue to improve and build upon what’s already been established. As always, I’m proud of them.”