Bradley Opens Thanksgiving Tournament With Win

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The Bradley Central Bearettes scored early and often as they defeated Booker T. Washington, 80-41, from Jim Smiddy Arena on Friday evening in the opening round of the 2019 La Quinta Inn Thanksgiving Tournament.

Bradley (2-0) scored the first eight points of the contest before the Warriors went on an eight-point spurt of their own to even things up with 4:06 to go in the first. The Bearettes answered with a 14-0 run to end the quarter and to take a 22-8 lead they would not relinquish.

Anna Walker paced the Bearette offense with 20 points and Anna Muhonen came in off the bench to score 12. Jamaryn Blair rounded out the double-digit scorers with 11. Blair, Muhonen, and freshman Hannah Jones pulled down six rebounds each to lead Bradley. Jamia Williams led the team with four assists and four steals in the contest Jones, Sloan Carpenter, and Makenna Miles all made their debut for the Bearettes as the two teams emptied their benches late in the game.

The second quarter was much of the same for the hosts outscoring the visitors, 22-8, in the second frame to head into the halftime break 44-16. Bradley Central then forced the mercy rule after outscoring the Warriors, 25-13, in the third before the bench was outscored, 12-11, in the final period to take the game 80-41.

Booker T. Washington (2-4) was led by Tramesha Rogers with 12 points. Damia Sharp pulled down a game-high eight rebounds.

Bradley outscored the Warriors off turnovers (25-8), in the paint (50-18), second-chance scoring (17-11), fast-break points (28-16), and in bench scoring (45-3). 

The guests shot 29.4 percent (15-of-51) from the floor and 33.3 percent (3-for-9) from 3-point range. Booker shot a cold 50 percent (8-of-16) from the free-throw line.

The Bearettes went 32-of-66 (48.5 percent) overall and 45.5 percent (5-of-11) from distance. Bradley went 11-for-17 (64.7 percent) from the charity stripe.

Bradley Central will take on Richmond Christian (Va.) on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. in the semifinals of the 2019 La Quinta Inn Thanksgiving Tournament.

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GAME SUMMARY

Booker T. Washington vs Bradley Central

11/29/19 6:00 PM EST at Cleveland, Tenn. (Jim Smiddy Arena)

At Cleveland, Tenn. (Jim Smiddy Arena)

BRADLEY CENTRAL 80, BOOKER T. WASHINGTON 41

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON (2-4)

Rogers, Tramesha 4-6 4-6 12; Sharp, Damia 3-12 1-1 9; Wilks, Chrusia 3-11

1-4 8; Dickson, Anteresa 3-10 0-1 6; Butler, Teneka 1-3 1-2 3; McDaniel,

Kaia 1-9 1-2 3; McNeil, Erica 0-0 0-0 0; Banks, Kendall 0-0 0-0 0. Totals

15-51 8-16 41.

BRADLEY CENTRAL (2-0)

Walker, Anna 8-15 2-2 20; Muhonen, Anna 5-7 2-2 12; Blair, Jamaryn 5-7 1-1

11; Estrada, Ashton 4-4 0-2 8; Crittenden, Ashlan 3-5 1-1 8; Carman, Kelsey

2-3 2-2 7; Jones, Hannah 1-6 3-4 5; Reuter, Amelia 1-3 0-0 3; Mayo, Cambree

1-2 0-0 2; Williams, Jamia 1-8 0-1 2; Weber, Karsee 1-1 0-0 2; Ledford,

Katelin 0-3 0-2 0; Miles, Makenna 0-1 0-0 0; Barnes, Alexis 0-1 0-0 0;

Carpenter, Sloan 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-66 11-17 80.

Booker T. Washington……….    8 8 13 12 – 41

Bradley Central……………   22 22 25 11 – 80

3-point goals–Booker T. Washington 3-9 (Sharp, Damia 2-5; Wilks, Chrusia

1-1; McDaniel, Kaia 0-1; Dickson, Anteresa 0-1; Rogers, Tramesha 0-1),

Bradley Central 5-11 (Walker, Anna 2-3; Crittenden, Ashlan 1-1; Carman,

Kelsey 1-2; Reuter, Amelia 1-3; Williams, Jamia 0-1; Blair, Jamaryn 0-1).

Fouled out–Booker T. Washington-None, Bradley Central-Mayo, Cambree.

Rebounds–Booker T. Washington 30 (Sharp, Damia 8), Bradley Central 48

(Blair, Jamaryn 6; Muhonen, Anna 6; Jones, Hannah 6). Assists–Booker T.

Washington 3 (McDaniel, Kaia 1; Wilks, Chrusia 1; Sharp, Damia 1), Bradley

Central 18 (Williams, Jamia 4). Total fouls–Booker T. Washington 17,

Bradley Central 16. Technical fouls–Booker T. Washington-None, Bradley

Central-None.

2019 La Quinta Inn Thanksgiving Tournament (Game 4)