Brett Sanders' Lady Warriors never met a three they didn't like, and they hit nine of them on their way to a 59-43 road win at Chickasha last night.

It was bombs away, with many of them launching from way behind the circle. Whitney Bellamy led with five of them on her way to a 21-point performance, Tracy Hawks hit a pair and Betty Kodaseet and Nikki Gonzales each had one.

The long-range stuff kept softening up the middle and when the Lady Chicks attacked them on the perimeter, 'Darko got the ball inside to sophomore Erica Stephenson, who finished with 13 points in the paint.

The Chicks scrapped defensively but were chasing the ball around the perimeter a lot as Anadarko waited patiently for a good look then buried something when they got it.

They jumped out to an early 20-6 lead and sat on the cushion the rest of the way.

Senior wing Jaimy Tate led Chickasha with three of her own threes and fifteen points but was the only bright spot offensively. Masci Sledge had seven and Kayla Cunningham and April Ligons each scored six. Four other Chicks combined for nine points.

Chickasha's problems with finishing easy shots, turnovers and fouls did them in again. They missed at least six point-blank, had an estimated dozen turnovers and Lexi Thomas and Ligons fouled out early in the fourth quarter. They played hard and never rolled, but they seemed to be playing a step behind the ball most of the night. A lot of that had to do with Anadarko, which is very quick top-to bottom and passes and moves the ball extremely well. And they can shoot the three. With the loss, the Chicks drop to 3-4 and the Warriors improve to 2-3 heading into the break. Chickasha will have another tough game when they start back up with a road trip to Carl Albert on Friday, January 5.


Chelsea Dorrough scored eighteen points to lead the Lady Warrior JV win. The Chicks got out to a slow start, fell behind early and weren't able to make the run needed to catch up. Kayla Wallis had eight for Chickasha, Kayla Brosius had six, Arlisha Hall and Hannah Mahan each had four and Natatlie McRay, Miranda Kell and Kaycee Coponiti each had two.


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