CADDO - If there was any doubt that the Lady Bruins mean business this year, it was cleared up on Monday.
Coach Vernon Johnson’s Lady Bruins lowered the boom on Victory Life Academy in a 74-15 showcase. The struggling Lady Eagles suited up just seven players and some of those were hobbled by injuries.
Caddo skill players wasted no time in building a 21-point lead halfway into the first quarter. The young second unit for the Lady Bruins came in and gave some impressive minutes as well.
Freshman Ally Adair scored 12 of her game-high 18 points in the first quarter. She grabbed six boards and four steals while dishing out four assists.
Shelby Dellinger had 16 points, six assists and five steals. Tobi Miller scored 14 points with 12 of those on three-pointers. including one from close to the new Caddo “C” at center court (Basically, NBA range. Yes, that’s without the “W.”) and another from the Bruins logo in front of her bench.
Madison Graves scored nine for Caddo, while Desiree Haugen had six points, five rebounds and three steals on light duty. Julie Layton, Jaci Braudrick and Nikki Haugen each scored three for Caddo, while Emily Rard had a bucket.
Caddo entered the game as the No. 6 team in Class A basketball. The win gives the Lady Bruins an 11-0 mark to start the season, and they host the Lady Scorpions of Boswell on Tuesday. Boswell went 1-2 at the recent Tushka Tournament.
Scarlett Stinchcomb scored five for the Lady Eagles, including the team’s sole three-pointer; Amber Bruce had four points, four rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot; Destiny Everett scored two and grabbed four boards; Justus Harris and Madi Wagnitz also scored two apiece.
VLA will host Achille on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Caddo boys 55 VLA 26
Rosendo Chavez scored 18 points, grabbed six rebounds and collected three steals to pace the Caddo Bruins over county rival Victory Life Academy on Monday.
The Bruins built 34-10 lead by halftime thanks to 14 first-half points from Chavez and a seven-point outburst by Tanner Grace in the first quarter.
The Eagles were able to keep pace during the second half, which only favored Caddo 21-16. Freshman Logan Hestily hit two three-pointers down the stretch for VLA on his way to a team best nine points.
Ten Bruins reached the score sheet, including Patrick Joines (eight points), Kolton Dixon (six), Clay Argo (four points and four boards), Daniel Stone (two points) and Zack Walker (two points, two blocks).
Jacob Ross played a major role for Caddo with five points, five rebounds, for steals and three assists. Aaron Purkins also crashed the boards well for the Bruins with four rebounds.
Connor Harrison had five points and four rebounds for VLA; Zach Hestily had four points and two steals; Clay Lankfrod had a three-pointer, three rebounds and two steals; Grant Rustin hit an early three; and Chandler Stampley collected six rebounds to go with a fourth-quarter basket.