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From staff reports

LOVELADY – It was business as usual for the Lovelady varsity girls basketball team last week.

The Lady Lions closed out the first half of district Friday with a 67-21 home win after hammering Grapeland 80-19 on the road Tuesday.

The Lady Lions, 5-0 in district, played Latexo on Tuesday and will host Groveton on Friday. Next Tuesday, they travel to Leon.

Lovelady held both Grapeland and Centerville to single digit scoring in every quarter.

Against Grapeland, Lovelady was in control 15-3 after a quarter, 43-7 at the half and 62-10 heading into the fourth.

Lexi Price poured in 28 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and dished out 5 assists. She also had a team-high 6 steals.

Aaliyah Jones finished with 11 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals.

Kylie Pugh recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds along with 2 assists.

Scoring 8 apiece were Shelby Pugh with 8 rebounds and 4 steals; Diara Woods with 7 rebounds and Jayda Sherman with 3 steals.

Haley Shupak booked 5 points and 3 rebounds while Haley Davidson and Addi Carney both had 4 points and 5 rebounds.

Davidson had 3 assists and Carney had 5 steals.

Against Centerville, the Lady Lions jumped out to a 21-3 lead and stretched it to 38-6 at the break. They outscored the visitors 29-15 in the second half.

Price earned a double-double with 25 points and 11 steals, along with booking 8 rebounds and 7 assists.

Jones was next with 17 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals. Shelby Pugh had 11 points and 6 rebounds

Kylie Pugh made her presence felt on the boards for the second straight game with 10 rebounds in addition to her 4 points and 3 steals.

Shupak and Woods each had 3 points and 3 rebounds. Shupak had 2 steals and Woods had 2 assists.

Davidson booked 2 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals while Carney had 2 points and 3 rebounds.

District 20-2A Girls
Friday, Jan. 20
Leon 53, Grapeland 28
Lovelady 67, Centerville 21
Groveton 46, Latexo 30
Tuesday, Jan. 17
Lovelady 80, Grapeland 19
Centerville 59, Latexo 44
Groveton 36, Leon 31


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