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The Sun-Times - Heber Springs, AR
  • West Side Jr. Girls rout Midland

  • West Side forward Bryanna Smith scored a game-high 19 points and guard Azziah Brothers added 10 in a 40-15 rout of Midland on Monday in 1A-2 South Conference play in Greers Ferry.
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  • West Side forward Bryanna Smith scored a game-high 19 points and guard Azziah Brothers added 10 in a 40-15 rout of Midland on Monday in 1A-2 South Conference play in Greers Ferry.
    Applying full court pressure, the Jr. Lady Eagles jumped out to a 6-0 lead as guard Sidney Moore hit a short jumper, Smith converted a steal into a layup and Brothers sank a 19-foot jumper from left corner.
    The Junior Lady Mustangs closed their deficit to four before Smith drilled a half court shot at the buzzer, giving West Side a 10-3 advantage after one quarter of play.
    Midland whittled back within four late in the second quarter on a bucket in the paint from post player Rachel Puentez and stick back by guard Olivia Floyd, but Brothers countered with four straight, including a deep three-pointer from left wing, giving the Jr. Lady Eagles a 19-11 lead at half.
    West Side busted the game wide open over the next six minutes, outscoring Midland 11-1 as Smith dominated with 10 points while driving into the lane for two baskets and converting three offensive rebounds into buckets.
    Forward Claire Parker opened the fourth quarter with a turnaround jumper from left side, Brothers added a pair of free throws and guard Lailonna Blaylock nailed a three-pointer from left corner as the Jr. Lady Eagles glided to a 40-15 victory.
    Puentez led Midland with six points and Floyd had four.

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