Girls Varsity Basketball · Girls Varsity Basketball falls to Bradley Central 88 – 22

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22 Ooltewah High School
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Article by Joe Cannon (Cleveland Daily Banner)
The last Bradley girls coach to lose to Ooltewah was the legendary Smiddy in December of 1992.
There was no danger of that streak being snapped last night as the Bearettes never trailed and used a 20-4 run to go up by 18 points (26-8) by the first horn.
The second period was more of the same as Coach Reuter freely substituted in the first half as the hosts built a 50-12 halftime advantage.
It was a 50-point difference heading into the final frame, triggering the “running clock,” but even the Bearette JVers were having little trouble with the visitors, posting a 19-2 scoring difference down the stretch.
Bradley scored 63 points off of 37 Lady Owl turnovers and got 42 points from its bench.
“Every now and again it’s good to have a game like this, so everybody can get involved,” proclaimed Coach Reuter.
“Ooltewah has been a little down for a few years and we weren’t trying to run up the score on them, but our girls came off the bench and were hitting their shots.”
As a team, Bradley drilled 12-of-24 shots from beyond the 19-foot arc and went 17-for-31 in front of it. The hosts even hit better than 79 percent (19-of-24) of their free throws, which has been a problem at times this season.
Kentucky signee Rhyne Howard led the way with 22 points, including four bombs from downtown. The 6-foot-2 senior also grabbed five rebounds, five steals, four assists and a pair of blocks in just 17 minutes on the court.
For the second time in three games, junior Kaleigh Hughes set a new personal career scoring mark with 16 points, 5-of-6 shots from the field, as well as all five of her free throws.
Sophomore Cambree Mayo came off the bench for her best varsity performance, also netting 16 points, going 3-for-3 from distance, 1-of-2 close in and also made all five charity shots. The speedster also grabbed four caroms, dished out four helps and copped a trio of thefts.
A dozen Bearettes got into the scoring column, with sophomore Alexis Barnes adding seven and junior Kaitlin Hullender six, plus the pair of 6-footers combined for five rebounds.
Freshman Jamaryn Blair had another strong showing with five points, four boards, four assists and a half dozen steals.
Anna Walker scored just four points, but the 6-foot-1 sophomore blocked three shots, dished off a trio of helps, grabbed two ricochets and a steal.