Quick start catapults Lady Eagles to victory
Feb 25, 2014 | 841 views | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
OSEDALE — The West Bolivar Lady Eagles charged out of the gate ready to play in the first round of the 2A North Half Girls Basketball Playoffs here Monday evening at the West Bolivar Middle School Gymnasium.

West Bolivar took a 10-0 lead against the Okolona Lady Chieftains in the first two minutes of the game and never looked back as the Lady Eagles dominated 66-25.

West Bolivar shot 42 percent (26-of-62) from the floor including 45 percent (5-of-11) from 3-point land.

Sophomore guard Troyledria Usry and freshman guard Rachael Hudson scored 16 points each to lead the Lady Eagles. Usry went 3-of-5 on three-point attempts with five assists, while Hudson was 2-of-4 from on three-point attempts with six rebounds and five assists.

“We played pretty good last night. Our main goal was to speed the game up, and we accomplished that,” West Bolivar head coach Willie Thomas said. “We wanted to come out early and establish ourselves. I thought we did a good job of that. I thought that was one of the best shooting games we’ve had.”

Freshman Jermelia Silas had another good game for the Lady Eagles by scoring 10 points with 13 rebounds. The double-double was her seventh in the last nine games and 10th overall for the season.

West Bolivar (15-14) will play the winner of Walnut-Potts Camp at Coahoma County in Clarksdale in the quarterfinals of the 2A North Half Playoffs on Thursday at 7 p.m.