Lady Bearcats fall to Bridgeport Indians 77 to 25

BRIDGEPORT—The Grafton High School girls basketball team headed down Route 50 on Tuesday night to battle the Indians of Bridgeport.

The Lady Cats found themselves down 21—7 after the first period, and never made a run as they go on to fall 77—25.

GHS could only manage to put 12 point on the board in the first half and went into the locker room losing 40—12.

The second half was more of the same, as the Indians out-scored the Bearcats 37—13.  The Bearcats only led in one category, as they committed 32 turnovers in the contest.

Bailey Toothman and Ally Peters led the Bearcat offense with nine points apiece.

The remaining seven points were scored by Jocelyn Countryman (2), Chalee Trimble (4) and Tori Jackson (1).

“The lone bright spot of the game was the play of sophomore center, Bailey Toothman,” said assistant coach Becky Kittle. “She (Bailey) has put some extra work in over the holidays and it has shown on the court,” she added.

The JV girls were also in action, and they also fell to the Indians 60—13.

Shayla Poling led the GHS offense with five points, followed by Skylar Wooddell with three.

Rounding out the scoring for Grafton were Tori Jackson (2), Haleigh Cook (2) and Katie Sherzinger (1).

The Lady Cats also played in three games over and before the holiday break.

The Lady Cats lost to Preston 83—39.

Peters led the Cats with 12 points.

The remaining points were scored by Brooklyn Teeple (8), Hailey Skiles (6), McKenzie Mayle (3), Countryman (3) and Cook (3).

Next GHS lost to Keyser 51—25. Peters was once again the leading scorer with 13 followed, by Countryman (4), Toothman (4), Teeple (2) and Megan Kisner (2).

The Bearcats next opponent was the Lady Bucs of Buckhannon Upshur. The Cats were once again on the lower side of a 72—25 score.

Tiffany Bolyard led GHS with eight points.

The remaining points were scored by Hailey Skiles (6), Maggie Dunham (3), Countryman (2), Toothman (2), Teeple (2) and Peters (2).

The Cats were back in action last night, at home against Lewis County. The results will be in next week’s edition of the Mountain Statesman.

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