CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The No. 1 Bradley Central Bearettes extended their district winning streak to 65 games with a 53-41 victory over cross-town rival Cleveland on Tuesday night inside Raider Arena.
Anna Walker posted a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds to pace the Bearettes. Anna Muhonen was the next leading scorer with 15 and the final big Alexis Barnes rounded out double-digit scorers with 13. Jamia Williams paced the team with six assists and Walker, Muhonen, and Barnes all recorded two blocks each.
Bradley (18-3, 8-0 District 5 AAA) scored the first five points of the contest on a Walker layup and an old fashioned 3-point play from Muhonen. Cleveland (15-8, 6-2 District 5 AAA) answered, trading buckets until the end of the period and the Bearettes ended the first quarter up 13-7.
Cleveland answered in the second starting the quarter off with a 13-0 run started off a Kara Williams three and a Williams jumper on the tail end to take a seven-point lead with 3:04 to go before the break. The Bearettes answered with a 6-2 spurt to end the period and went into the locker room trailing 22-19.
The third quarter was a back-and-forth affair with four ties and four lead changes. After falling behind Bradley used a 7-0 run to regain the lead and go up four with a Barnes layup with 3:11 left. The Lady Blue Raiders responded with a little spurt of their own and took a one-point lead heading into the fourth.
Cleveland came out of the fourth trying to play slow ball and after forcing three stops Bradley used a pair of Williams free-throws to spark a 13-0 run that would seal the game. After a pair of technicals causing Cleveland coach to be ejected from the game, the Bearettes held onto a 13-point lead after the four free-throws and the next possession and Bradley hit 8-of-9 shots from the line to hold on for the 53-41 win.
Williams led all scorers with 17 points in the contest and Jadyn Chestnut led the Blue Raiders with eight rebounds. Megan Rouse also recorded a game-high four steals for the hosts of the contest.
Bradley controlled the battles of the boards with a 33-21 advantage and took care of the paint outscoring Cleveland 30-14 in the category and 10-3 in second-chance scoring.
The Lady Blue Raiders shot 29.5 percent (13-for-44) overall and hit 4-of-14 (28.6 percent) from 3-point range. Cleveland struggled from the charity stripe shooting 50 percent (11-for-22) at the line.
Bradley Central was a calm 16-for-29 (55.2 percent) from the floor and a tough 16.7 percent (1-for-6) from behind the arc. The Bearettes shot 69 percent (20-for-29) from the free-throw line.
Bradley will be back in action on Friday as rivalry week continues. The Bearettes take on cross-county rival Walker Valley at Jim Smiddy Arena beginning at 6 p.m.
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Bradley Central vs Cleveland
01/28/20 6:00 PM EST at Cleveland, Tenn. (Raider Arena)
At Cleveland, Tenn. (Raider Arena)
BRADLEY CENTRAL 53, CLEVELAND 41
BRADLEY CENTRAL (18-3, 8-0 D5AAA)
Walker, Anna 6-10 4-7 16; Muhonen, Anna 5-7 5-7 15; Barnes, Alexis 4-4 4-4
13; Williams, Jamia 1-5 6-8 8; Mayo, Cambree 0-2 1-3 1; Reuter, Amelia 0-0
0-0 0; Carman, Kelsey 0-1 0-0 0; Carpenter, Sloan 0-0 0-0 0; Crittenden,
Ashlan 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 16-29 20-29 53.
Williams, K. 5-16 4-5 17; Chestnutt, J. 1-6 5-7 7; Anderson, B. 2-4 2-5 6;
Jackson, A. 2-2 0-4 5; Person, M. 2-11 0-1 4; Droke, B. 1-3 0-0 2; Alvarado,
R. 0-1 0-0 0; Rouse, M. 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 13-44 11-22 41.
Bradley Central…………… 13 6 15 19 – 53
Cleveland………………… 7 15 13 6 – 41
3-point goals–Bradley Central 1-6 (Barnes, Alexis 1-1; Williams, Jamia 0-1;
Mayo, Cambree 0-1; Carman, Kelsey 0-1; Walker, Anna 0-2), Cleveland 4-14
(Williams, K. 3-8; Jackson, A. 1-1; Person, M. 0-2; Droke, B. 0-1; Rouse, M.
0-1; Chestnutt, J. 0-1). Fouled out–Bradley Central-None, Cleveland-None.
Rebounds–Bradley Central 33 (Walker, Anna 13), Cleveland 21 (Chestnutt, J.
8). Assists–Bradley Central 12 (Williams, Jamia 6), Cleveland 6 (Person, M.
2; Williams, K. 2). Total fouls–Bradley Central 17, Cleveland 22. Technical
fouls–Bradley Central-None, Cleveland-TEAM 2.