The Carlisle Lady Bison shook off a slow start to beat the Hazen Lady Hornets 59-35 in a 2A-6 matchup Friday night at Bison Arena. Carlisle swept the season series with the Lady Hornets, winning 47-40 Jan. 6 at Hazen.
Carlisle trailed 10-7 after one quarter and 12-7 after Hazen’s Tineya Palton hit two free throws early in the second quarter.
Carlisle then scored the next five points to tie the game at 12-12. Breanna Young scored three and Faith Walker tied the game on a putback.
Hazen hit two free throws to take a 14-12 lead with 5:22 left in the first half. From there, the Lady Bison scored nine in a row – all by Walker — to lead 21-14 with 3:20 left.
Carlisle led 30-19 at halftime and 45-31 after three quarters.
"In the second quarter and the beginning of the third quarter, I thought we did a better job of getting the ball inside," Carlisle coach Jonathan Buffalo said. "We didn’t settle for outside jump shots. We came back in the second half and hit a few of those. Offensively, we got to them where they weren’t guarding every pass and we were able to move the ball around a little bit."
Walker led Carlisle with 20 points. Young had 12. Presley Carter added 13. Sloane Henderson scored 11. Morgan Walter had two. Peyton Hitchings had a free throw.
With the win, Carlisle remained perfect in 2A-6 play. Friday, the Lady Bison travel to Brinkley to play the Lady Tigers. Carlisle beat Brinkley 51-47 on Dec. 16 at Bison Arena.
Lady Bison 53, Des Arc 46
The Carlisle Lady Bison scored the game’s final seven points to beat the Lady Eagles 53-46 on Tuesday. With the win, Carlisle is now 11-7 overall and 8-0 in 2A-6 conference play.
The score was tied 46-46 with 1:25 left.
The Lady Bison led 10-6 after one quarter and 28-18 at halftime.
Faith Walker led Carlisle with 27 points. Sloane Henderson scored 10. Kayla Golleher and Morgan Walter had six points each. Presley Carter had four. Breanna Young scored two.
St. Joseph 50, Lady Bison 39
After trailing 34-15 at halftime, the Carlisle Lady Bison cut Conway St. Joseph’s lead to four points in the fourth quarter but could not get any closer as the Lady Bulldogs won 50-39 on Saturday.
The Lady Bison outscored St. Joseph 24-16 in the second half.
Breanna Young led Carlisle with 11 points. Presley Carter and Faith Walker had eight points each. Peyton Hitchings scored five. Sloane Henderson had three. Kayla Golleher and Morgan Walter scored two points each.
Jr. Lady Bison 32, Des Arc 13
The Carlisle Junior Lady Bison stayed perfect in conference play with a 32-13 win over Des Arc on Tuesday.
Carlisle led 8-4 after one quarter and 14-7 at halftime before blowing the game open in the final 12 minutes.
Kylie Warren led Carlisle with 11 points. Nikita Harper had 10. Elex McClain scored six. Journey Jennings and Blakely Ellis had two points each. Nicquira Burnett added a free throw.