Bearettes Hit Century Mark Against Marion County

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Bradley Central Bearettes hit the century mark in a 100-14 rout of Marion County on Saturday afternoon at Jim Smiddy Arena.

Sloan Carpenter came up with the steal and fast-break layup with 10 seconds remaining to hit triple digits as the Bearettes dismantled the Warriors by an 86 point margin.

The game marks the first time Bradley Central (15-3) has hit 100 since Jan. 11, 1994 when the Bearettes took down Ooltewah 104-37. This is the first time the historic program has hit three figures in the scoring column since the running clock rule was implemented in the 2007-08 season.

Bradley saw a balanced attack with three different players in double figures. Anna Muhonen led all players with 18 points and five rebounds, four coming on the offensive glass. Anna Walker was the next leading scorer with 16 points and Alexis Barnes rounded it out with 10 of her own. All 14 Bearettes that checked into the game came away with points with Cambree Mayo, Kelsey Carman, and Carpenter coming away with eight.

Jamia Williams led all players with seven assists and six steals. Mayo was the next highest in both categories recording four dimes and five thefts.

Bradley Central scored 15 points before Marion County (8-4) hit a pair of free throws three minutes in for their first points of the contest. Bradley continued to extend the lead and wrapped up the first quarter with a 21-0 run and took a 34 point advantage into the second.

The Bearettes scored the first three points of the on a Walker three from an Ashlan Crittenden pass and the Warriors scored on the next possession for their first points in the second. After trading points, the Bearettes ended the quarter outscoring their opponents 17-0 and held a 58-6 lead going into the halftime break.

Bradley continued pouring it on the second half outscoring the guests 42-8 over the final two periods. The hosts came out in the third and scoring the first nine points to end the longest stretch without a Warrior point going 26-0 from the 4:56 in the second until Marion finally scored with 4:44 to go in the third.

In the fourth, it was a chase for 100 against the running clock that the Bearettes claimed. Karsee Weber got the scoring started with a jumper from a Carpenter assist with 7:41 to go and Kaitlin Ledford hit a layup from a Weber pass to hit 90 points with half the period to go. 

After Hannah Jones got a putback with 2:56 Carpenter hit a fastbreak layup after a steal with 1:32 remaining and five points away. The Warriors responded trying to play stall ball but Bradley forced a turnover and 14 seconds later Makenna Miles hit a 3-pointer from a Jones dime to put it within reach. Carpenter waited patiently at half court before forcing the turnover for the easy bucket at the other end to wrap up the quest for the century mark.

Lorence Bradford was the leading scorer for the Warriors with seven points. Bradford and Sara Muir each had eight rebounds to lead the visiting squad.

Bradley Central controlled every facet of the game forcing 45 turnovers while recording 28 steals and outrebounding Marion 33-26, including 17 offensive boards, all while posting 24 assists on 41 made baskets.

The Bearettes cleaned up in the specialty areas as well outscoring the Warriors off turnovers (69-4), in the paint (70-8), on second-chance scoring (14-0), fast-break opportunities (40-2), and in bench scoring (42-7).

Marion County hit 4-of-27 (14.8 percent) of their field goals and was 0-for-5 (0 percent) from 3-point range. The Warriors hit 60 percent (6-of-10) from the free-throw line.

Bradley shot an astounding 58.6 percent (41-of-70) overall and shot 5-for-13 (38.5 percent) from beyond the arc. The hosts hit 72.2 percent (13-of-18) from the line.

Bradley Central will be back in action on Tuesday as they jump back into district play squaring off with East Hamilton at 6 p.m.

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Marion County vs Bradley Central

01/18/20 4:30 PM EST at Cleveland, Tenn. (Jim Smiddy Arena)

At Cleveland, Tenn. (Jim Smiddy Arena)



Bradford, Lorence 2-9 3-3 7; Tate, Emily 2-4 1-1 5; Lawson, Kaylie 0-4 2-2

2; Holder, Maddie 0-4 0-2 0; Ford, Salicca 0-0 0-0 0; Jordan, Teja 0-2 0-0

0; Childers, Christiana 0-0 0-0 0; Beck, Reghan 0-0 0-0 0; Muir, Sara 0-4

0-2 0; Williamson, Haley 0-0 0-0 0; Keahey, Savannah 0-0 0-0 0; Gregory,

Chloe 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 4-27 6-10 14.


Muhonen, Anna 7-10 4-5 18; Walker, Anna 6-10 2-3 16; Barnes, Alexis 4-8 2-2

10; Carman, Kelsey 3-5 2-3 8; Mayo, Cambree 4-6 0-0 8; Carpenter, Sloan 3-5

2-2 8; Williams, Jamia 3-6 0-0 6; Jones, Hannah 2-2 1-2 5; Crittenden,

Ashlan 2-5 0-0 5; Reuter, Amelia 2-4 0-1 5; Estrada, Ashton 2-3 0-0 4;

Miles, Makenna 1-3 0-0 3; Weber, Karsee 1-2 0-0 2; Ledford, Katelin 1-1 0-0

2. Totals 41-70 13-18 100.

Marion County……………..    2 4 3 5 – 14

Bradley Central……………   36 22 28 14 – 100

3-point goals–Marion County 0-5 (Bradford, Lorence 0-3; Tate, Emily 0-1;

Jordan, Teja 0-1), Bradley Central 5-13 (Walker, Anna 2-3; Crittenden,

Ashlan 1-3; Miles, Makenna 1-1; Reuter, Amelia 1-2; Carpenter, Sloan 0-1;

Carman, Kelsey 0-2; Barnes, Alexis 0-1). Fouled out–Marion County-None,

Bradley Central-None. Rebounds–Marion County 26 (Muir, Sara 4; Bradford,

Lorence 4), Bradley Central 33 (Muhonen, Anna 5). Assists–Marion County 3

(Holder, Maddie 1; Lawson, Kaylie 1; Muir, Sara 1), Bradley Central 24

(Williams, Jamia 7). Total fouls–Marion County 14, Bradley Central 12.

Technical fouls–Marion County-TEAM, Bradley Central-None.