Carroll 57, Bastrop 30

Branterrica Johnson and Amber Brown poured in 18 points apiece as Carroll was a 57-30 winner over Bastrop in Tuesday night's encounter at Sam's Place.

In control from start to finish, the Lady Bulldogs rattled off the first eight points. Johnson opened the scoring with a layup off of a turnover and later made the front end of a shooting foul. Winn's third-shot rebound and Brown's three-point play made it 8-0.

Bastrop, which missed its first 14 shots in a 47-36 loss to Sterlington on Friday, got off to another slow start against Carroll. Scoreless for nearly six minutes, the Lady Rams got on the board when Javia Kennedy drained a deep 2 from the left wing and Williams crashed the offensive glass on consecutive possessions.

"We had another bad shooting night, and we didn't get to the line very often," Bastrop coach Gerline Guillaume said. "It was hard for us to get in the paint since they were so much bigger than us."

Carroll led 12-6 at the end of the quarter and went up eight on Winn's rebound bucket.

Williams connected from the left corner and made one-of-two free throws, and Kennedy set up her own layup with a takeaway to trim the deficit to 14-11, but the Lady Rams would never get any closer.

Lauren Robinson's 3-pointer upped the margin to 17-11 before Tiffany Washington's jumper from the circle closed the gap to four.

Carroll then used a 12-0 surge to open up a commanding 29-13 advantage.

Brown triggered the run with a trio of buckets and Laura Robinson added a pair of transition layups.

Chyberia Wilson's 12-foot turn-around brought the score to 29-15 at halftime.

Carroll opened the second half with a 13-0 run to put the game out of reach.

Johnson and Brown were joined in the Carroll scoring by Laura Robinson with eight, Winn with six, Lauren Robinson with three and Nikevia Coleman and Akira Briggs with two apiece.

"You expect Amber (Brown) to get her points, but No. 15 stepped up big-time for them," Guillaume said of Johnson.

Williams led the Lady Rams with 14. Kennedy had eight, Tiffany Washington four, and Cynthia Washington and Wilson two.

Carroll was 5-of-9 from the free throw line, while the Lady Rams misfired on all five attempts.

Carroll (12-6), which won its sixth straight, swept all three meetings with the Lady Rams (4-11).

Bastrop opens District 2-4A play at home Friday night against Franklin Parish. Tipoff time for the single game is 6 p.m.