It wasn’t pretty but the Carlisle Lady Bison are 3-0 after beating Abundant Life 41-35 on Tuesday night at Bison Arena.
Carlisle led 30-16 following a jumper by Faith Walker with 40 seconds left in the third quarter. From there, the Lady Owls scored eight consecutive points to cut the Lady Bison’s lead to 30-24.
Carlisle broke the run with four in a row, including a putback by Breanna Young and a layup by Presley Carter.
The Lady Owls never got closer than six points the remainder of the game.
"We found a way to win," Carlisle coach Jonathan Buffalo. "It was an ugly basketball game. We had some stretches where we did some good things. We had some stretches where we didn’t do good things.
"A win is a win. I’ll take an ugly win over a pretty loss any day and it’s good to be 3-0 going into the Thanksgiving break."
Walker led Carlisle with 13 points and eight rebounds. Sloane Henderson had 10 points and three boards. Young had nine points and seven rebounds. Hannah Cooper had four points. Carter had three points and five boards. Callie Hillman scored two points and grabbed five rebounds.
Lauren McClendon led Abundant Life with 18 points.
The Lady Bison never trailed in the game, leading 7-5 after one quarter and 17-9 at halftime. Hillman hit two free throws with 39.1 seconds left in the second quarter following a technical foul on Abundant Life coach Lydia Fincher.
Jr. Girls 22, Abundant Life 12
The Carlisle Junior Lady Bison bounced back from their loss to Lonoke by beating Abundant Life 22-12 on Tuesday.
Carlisle led 11-8 at halftime then outscored Abundant Life 11-4 in the second half to get the win.
Molli Weems led Carlisle with 13 points. Peyton Hitchings had three. Rachel Jones, Elex Mack and Kira Burnett had two points each.
Jr Girls 37, DeWitt 30
The Carlisle Junior Lady Bison improved to 2-1 on the season with a 37-30 win over DeWitt last week.
Carlisle led 8-2 after one quarter but the score was tied 13-13 at halftime.
Kayla Golleher led Carlisle with 14 points. Molli Weems had eight. Peyton Hitchings scored five. Arin Carpenter and Rachel Jones added four points each. Star Tarter and Elex Mack had one point each.
DeWitt 54, Jr. Bison 26
Carlisle lost to DeWitt 54-26 last week.
The Junior Dragons led 23-9 after one quarter and 38-12 at halftime.
Devon Kendrick led Carlisle with seven points. C.J. Harris had six. Dominic Castleberry scored five. Brynden Weems had four. Gray Amaden and Zach Caviness had two points each.
Augusta 42, Jr. Bison 35
Augusta held off Carlisle for a 42-35 win in the season opener two weeks ago.
Augusta led 20-8 after one quarter and 30-11 at halftime.
C.J. Harris led Carlisle with nine points. Devon Kendrick and Brydnen Weems had seven points each. Drake Adams, Riley Parker and Austin Wolfe added three points each.