Top-ranked Lady Purples down Barren County, 61-40

Bowling Green has officially proven it is one of the best teams in Region 4. 

The Lady Purples, who have been voted as the No. 1 team in the area for numerous weeks, recorded their second win of the season over Barren County – the area’s No. 2 squad – on Tuesday night with a 61-40 victory at Bowling Green High School. 

BGHS (11-5 overall) trailed 14-12 after the opening quarter but held the Trojanettes to just 5 points in the second to lead 27-19 at halftime. The Lady Purples extended their advantage to 42-30 after the third and remained in control throughout the final period.

Meadow Tisdale led Bowling Green with a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds and was one of four in double figures for the Lady Purples.

Elizabeth Bertram paced Barren County (11-4) with 15 points. 

Barren County started hot and jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead, but Bowling Green answered with five quick points of its own to tie it at the 4:09 mark of the first quarter. The two sides exchanged baskets throughout the remainder of the period, and the Trojanettes held a tight 14-12 lead after one. 

The Lady Purples were the aggressors in the second quarter, outscoring Barren County 15-5 to build a 27-19 lead at halftime. Bowling Green opened the quarter with a 6-0 run to go up 18-14, and a 7-0 surge later in the frame put it up 27-16.

Bertram converted an and-one for the Trojanettes with 1:27 left in the half, but the Lady Purples were still up eight at the break.

Bowling Green assembled a 6-0 run late in the third quarter to take a 38-24 lead, but Barren County responded with a 6-0 run of its own – with all the points coming from Bertram – to get within 38-30 with 1:45 remaining in the period. However, Tisdale closed it with four straight points to put the Lady Purples up 42-30 entering the fourth.

Another 6-0 run from Bowling Green gave it a 50-32 advantage with 5:50 remaining, and LynKaylah James scored inside soon after to put the Lady Purples up 54-35 with 4:33 left – and Barren County wouldn’t be able to overcome the deficit. 

Bowling Green returns to action Friday at home vs. Greenwood at 6 p.m., while Barren County hits the floor again next Tuesday at Warren East in a 6 p.m. matchup. 

BCHS –  14    5    11   10   —   40

BGHS –  12   15  15   19   —   62

BC: Elizabeth Bertram 15, Raven Ennis 8, Eve Jackson 8, Karleigh Delk 7, Macy Lockhart 2. 

BG: Meadow Tisdale 12, Keyozdon Jones 10, Janiya Bailey 10, LynKaylah James 10, Saniyah Shelton 9, Aiayna Gurley 8, Emma Huskey 2. 

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