The Carlisle Lady Bison dominated early and often in beating Palestine-Wheatley 44-8 last week at Bison Arena.

The Lady Bison scored the game’s first 27 points, including leading 20-0 after the first quarter.

Palestine-Wheatley got on the board with 2:56 left in the first half. Carlisle led 31-4 at halftime and 42-4 after three quarters.

Callie Hillman led Carlisle with 12. Breanna Young had 11. Faith Walker had six. Presley Carter and Sloane Henderson scored four points each. Maddie Harrison had three. Hannah Cooper and Kim Lott had two points each.

With the win, Carlisle is now 8-4 on the season and 5-1 in 2A-6 conference play.

Carlisle coach Jonathan Buffalo said any conference win is precious.

"We’ve got to get them all at home," he said. "We’re 5-1 in the conference, sitting in a three-way tie for first place with Brinkley and Hughes. Hazen is a good basketball team."

Buffalo said it’s going to be a fight the rest of the conference season.

"There are four or five teams that can win the district tournament," he said.

Buffalo said he saw some improvement from some of his younger players in the win over Palestine-Wheatley.

"They showed me how much they’ve improved in practice," he said.

Jr. Lady Bison 33, Palestine-Wheatley 19

The Carlisle Junior Lady Bison improved to 8-3 overall and 3-0 in 2A-6 play with a 33-19 win over Palestine-Wheatley last week.

A year ago, Carlisle was 2-8 entreating Christmas break with essentially the same squad.

"They’ve worked extremely hard in the offseason program following last year’s season," Carlisle coach Jonathan Buffalo said. "We worked on fundamentals and getting stronger."

"I’m excited about the improvement they’ve shown but we keep stressing that we’ve got to keep working."

Molli Weems led Carlisle with 11 points. Star Tarter had eight. Kayla Golleher had four. Rachel Jones and Kylie Warren scored three points each. Arin Carpenter and Elex McClain had two points each.