RICHBURG -- Lewisville picked up its first region win of the season by pounding visiting North Central 55-41 Tuesday.
North Central kept the game close by hitting five 3-pointers, but after trailing 6-3, Lewisville reeled off 11 consecutive points and the game's outcome was never in doubt.
The Lady Lions (4-7, 1-2 Region 3-A), known for their powerful post players, scored eight second-chance points in the first quarter to jump ahead, then began moving the ball around with their guard play to pull further ahead.
"Our guards really stepped up tonight," Lady Lions coach Mary Hall said. "We have really been working hard in practice to get them more comfortable moving the ball around and tonight it paid off. Our post players are always playing hard and will snatch a rebound if it is anywhere close, but to get better as a team we'll need to have more good games from our guards."
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• GREAT FALLS 51, McBEE 42 -- At Great Falls, Great Falls' defensive pressure proved to be too much for McBee.
The Lady Devils' defense overcame torrid Lady Panthers shooting, especially from beyond the 3-point arc. McBee connected on seven 3-pointers, including four from guard Jimeka Fleming.
McBee's perimeter game was offset by the quickness of Great Falls (5-10, 2-1 Region 3-A), whose pressure created a 25-13 advantage over the second and third quarters. That gave the Lady Devils a 36-26 lead.
"We are now 2-1 in the region, so looking at that, this was a big win," Great Falls coach Jeff Holmes said. "A loss would have put us behind the leader by two games. So we had to keep pace."