The Bowie High School girls’ basketball team matched up against Wall in this contest of two teams ranked in the top-20 of Conference 3A on Monday.
In the end, Wall proved to be just a little bit better than Bowie, winning this Whataburger Tournament of Champions game by a score of 53-50.
The Lady Rabbits dropped to 12-5 on the season. They played a consolation bracket first-round game against Crandall on Tuesday morning. Wall improved to 11-5.
Bowie didn’t help itself any with a slow start in the first quarter, generating only six points.
The Lady Rabbits bounced back to close within two points of Wall by intermission, 26-24. But, the Hawks once again claimed a three-possession lead by the end of three (39-32).
Three Bowie players scored in double figures, paced by Courtney Brady’s 18 points. Jordan Brightwell added 13 points, and Addy Cook. But, only five Lady Rabbits scored in all.
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Wall 53, Bowie 50
Score by Quarters
Bowie 6 18 8 18 – 50
Wall 13 13 13 14 – 53
Individual scorers: Brittney Pound, 6; Courtney Brady, 18; Logan McMurray, 3; Addy Cook, 10; Jordan Brightwell, 18.
Individual scorers, Wall: Kelsey Walling, 14; Allie Dierschke, 7; Sadie Brest, 12; Bobbi Chitsey, 12; Emmy Phillips, 4; Macy Gully, 4.
Additional statistics: Bowie made just 12-of-52 shots from the field, 23 percent. Wall canned 20-of-33 field goals (61 percent). Bowie made up for cold shooting from the floor by going 20-of-26 from the free-throw line (77 percent). Cook went 8-for-11 on field goals. Brady canned three 3-pointers, but the Lady Rabbits were 6-of-23 as a team from beyond the 3-point arc.
Record: Bowie, 12-5.
Next game: Bowie played Crandall in the first round of the consolation tournament at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday.
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Bowie’s Courtney Brady (10) works her way around a Jordan Brightwell screen during a Dec. 12 game against Decatur. Bowie lost to wall 53-50 Monday, but Brady was the game’s leading scorer with 18 points. (Bowie News photo by Eric Viccaro)