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LEADWOOD – Senior Alyssa Roever knocked down all five 3-pointers for West County during a career-best, 31-point performance over three quarters.

The Lady Bulldogs consistently jumped passing lanes to force turnovers, and capitalized on the fast break Thursday for an 83-19 victory over Bismarck.

The start time was moved ahead two hours due to the threat of inclement weather. All other scheduled girls games across the MAAA conference were either cancelled or postponed.

The meeting was also the first between West County head coach Chris Brewer against his former player Lauren Callahan on the opposing bench. 

West County (14-3, 2-1) held the Lady Indians scoreless throughout the first quarter, and Roever opened the second by lobbing a pass to freshman Dori McRaven on a baseline cut for a 34-0 lead.

Ashley Turner, who tallied a team-high seven points and six rebounds, posted the first Bismarck (0-13, 0-2) points with a layup on the next possession.

Chloey Hardy sank the Lady Indians' lone 3-pointer with 2:30 left before halftime, but West County led 51-12 at the break.

While McRaven recorded 10 of her 14 points near the basket in the first quarter, Cheyenne Young and Jordan Stevens powered the Lady Bulldogs during a 31-point third period.

Stevens notched nine of her 11 points, and Young recorded seven of her 15 points along with five of her seven rebounds in the third. Young beat the buzzer with a mid-range jumper for an 81-14 advantage.

West County made several more steals, but slowed its offensive pace during a fourth quarter that included a scary moment. 

Chloe Young was wheeled off the court with an apparent knee injury after battling for possession beneath the basket with three minutes to play.

Brooklynn Fitzwater drained a jump shot from the free-throw line with five seconds on the clock, and finished with five points for Bismarck.

The Lady Bulldogs notched their eighth consecutive win.


Sports Reporter

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