By Will Johnson
CROCKETT – The Crockett Lady Bulldogs have had a rough go of things to start off the 2020-20201 season but seemed to right the ship on Friday as they picked up their first district win of the season with 57-32 victory over the Westwood Panthers.
The Lady Bulldogs made it known they were ready to play when they came on the court and opened up a 15-6 lead in the first eight minutes of the contest. Quenisha Henderson started off hot as she dropped in eight points in the early going. Tocara Johnson chipped in four and A’naya Wooten added three to round out the Lady Bulldogs’ first quarter scoring.
The Lady Panthers points came from Anaiya Birdow, Jaysa Coney and Rodneysha Wright who all had two points apiece.
The Westwood offense fell apart in the second quarter as they only managed a single free throw from Coney.
Meanwhile, the Lady Bulldogs went on a tear as they poured in 20 points in the quarter to take a 35-7 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Henderson continued her torrid pace in the second quarter as she added nine to her total. Keaton Crabtree broke into the scoring column with four while Wooten had three and Johnson added a basket to bring the Crockett first half scoring to a close.
After the break, the Lady Panthers showed much improvement on the offensive end of the court as they actually outscored the Lady Bulldogs in the second half.
Birdow paced Westwood with six points in the third while Asia Williams added four and Coney had two.
The Lady Bulldogs throttled back after halftime as they tried to maintain their 28-point lead. Johnson led Crockett with four points in the third period while Wooten had three. Tyshonda Bell and J. Davis both chipped in two apiece to help Crockett take a 46-19 lead into the fourth quarter.
As the fourth quarter began, the Lady Bulldogs started to milk the clock as much as they could. Davis paced Crockett with seven points in the period while Crabtree and Johnson accounted for the other four points to help seal the 57-32 win.
Williams had five fourth quarter points while both Birdow and Dalilah Ellis had four apiece to account for the Westwood scoring in the period.
On the game, the Lady Panthers were led by Anaiya Birdow with 12 points and Asia Williams with nine. Jaysa Coney dropped in five, Dalilah Ellis had four and Rodneysha Wright chipped in a basket to account for the Westwood point production.
Crockett was led by Quenisha Henderson with a game-high 17 points. Tocara Johnson was also in double figures with 12 while both Davis and A’naya Wooten had nine apiece. Keaton Crabtree went for six and Tyshonda Bell added a basket to close out the Lady Bulldogs’ scoring.
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