The Sulphur Bluff Lady Bears defeated Bryson, 49-44 in an Area contest at Tioga Friday night (February 21). The Lady Bears trailed at the half 28-23 but outscored Bryson 26-16 in the last two quarters to get the big win. This will be the Lady Bears first visit to the regional quarterfinals since 2004. Tim Lane was the coach then and current Coach Zandra Peyton was a senior. Coach Peyton said the girls played a great game. She said they definitely had a case of the nerves in the first half. She said they came out after halftime with confidence. Coach Peyton said the Lady Bears upperclassmen are a great bunch who have set an example for the younger girls in the program. She said her girls have heart and talent. For the Lady Bears Skylar Stanley had 18 points, 9 rebounds and 2 steals. Ann Dorner had 10 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 3 steals. Jada Wade had 9 points, 1 steal, 5 assists and 4 rebounds. Alley Collett had 7 points, 1 assist and 7 rebounds. Dalena di Donato had 2 points, 1 steal and 5 rebounds. Bailey Neal had 2 points, 2 steals and 1 rebound. Angel Brown had 2 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists. Tori Raine had 3 rebounds. Lydia Drummond had a steal. The Lady Bears season record is now 23-12. The Lady Bears face #2 ranked Dodd City Monday at 6 p.m. at Chisum. Right after the Lady Bears game, the Sulphur Bluff Bears also face Dodd City also at Chisum.
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