Beekman 32, Oak Grove 27
Gracie Wooden scored 17 points as Beekman remained undefeated in District 2-1A play with a 32-27 homecourt victory over Oak Grove Tuesday night.
Neither team could get untracked early on as the first quarter ended in a 3-3 tie. Both teams picked it up offensively in the second frame as the score remained gridlocked (15-15) at intermission. Wooden accounted for eight points, including a pair of 3-pointers, for Beekman.
On to the third quarter, Wooden scored six points as the host Lady Tigers took a 25-24 lead. Jesci Lord put up four points and Wooden contributed a three-point play as Beekman outscored Oak Grove 7-3 in the final stanza to secure a program record fourth straight win.
Besides leading Beekman in scoring, Wooden established team-highs with nine rebounds, three assists and four steals. Rounding out the scoring were Lord with six, Chloe Halterman with four, Kateland Fulmer with three and Kasadee Armfield with two. Armfield produced seven rebounds and three steals while Hannah Irby was responsible for five boards and two takeaways.
Scoring for the Lady Tigers (4-12, 2-2) from West Carroll Parish were Rileigh Henderson with seven points, Whitney Plunkett with six, Priya Hill with four and Carlee Newton and Michala Hemphill with two apiece.
Beekman (12-6, 3-0) ventures to St. Joseph to play Tensas on Thursday before hosting Sicily Island on Saturday. Both games are scheduled to start at 6 p.m.
Note: Oak Grove won a thriller in the nightcap, edging Beekman 47-46. Further details were not available.
Oak Grove.. 3 12 9 3—27
Beekman.....3 12 10 7—32
OAK GROVE (4-13, 2-2) — Rileigh Henderson 7, Whitney Plunkett 6, Priya Hill 4, Chardai Burks 3, Na'kala Thompson 3, Carlee Newton 2, Michala Hemphill 2.
BEEKMAN (12-6, 3-0) — Gracie Wooden 17, Jesci Lord 6, Chloe Halterman 4, Kateland Fulmer 3, Kasadee Armfield 2.
Three-point goals — Oak Grove 3 (Plunkett 2, Hemphill 1), Beekman 2 (Wooden). Total fouls — Oak Grove 20, Beekman 14. Free throws shooting — Oak Grove 2-11, Beekman 4-15. Fouled out — Newton, Hemphill. Technicals — none.