LAMPASAS — In the second half, Lampasas dominated.

After fighting to capture a 21-13 advantage, the Lady Badgers saw their lead evaporate as visiting Salado closed the second quarter with a 13-3 run, capturing the lead and the momentum.

But the Lady Eagles would not hold either for very long.

Once the third quarter began, Lampasas took complete control, scoring a dozen unanswered points to propel it to a 49-36 victory.

Junior forward Diane Hurst scored eight of her team-high 15 points in the second half, and teammate Kamri Corbin recorded all eight

of her points after halftime to lead the surge. Hurst also grabbed 10 rebounds to complete a double-double.

The Lady Badgers received double-digit offensive contributions from two more teammates as Jessica Ball and Jelecia McGee scored 13 and 10 points, respectively. McGee ended the night with six rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks as well.

Lampasas’ strong second half helped spoil an 18-point, six-rebound, four-steal outing for Salado sophomore Kaia Philen.

With the victory, the Lady Badgers (4-4 District 19-4A) avenged a 57-50 overtime loss at Salado (4-4) in the first half of district, evening the season series at 1-1.

Lampasas will look to build on the momentum Tuesday, when it travels to play Llano. The Lady Badgers won the first encounter 50-26.

By Clay Whittington

Killeen Daily Herald

LAMPASAS — In the second half, Lampasas dominated.

After fighting to capture a 21-13 advantage, the Lady Badgers saw their lead evaporate as visiting Salado closed the second quarter with a 13-3 run, capturing the lead and the momentum.

But the Lady Eagles would not hold either for very long.

Once the third quarter began, Lampasas took complete control, scoring a dozen unanswered points to propel it to a 49-36 victory.

Junior forward Diane Hurst scored eight of her team-high 15 points in the second half, and teammate Kamri Corbin recorded all eight

of her points after halftime to lead the surge. Hurst also grabbed 10 rebounds to complete a double-double.

The Lady Badgers received double-digit offensive contributions from two more teammates as Jessica Ball and Jelecia McGee scored 13 and 10 points, respectively. McGee ended the night with six rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks as well.

Lampasas’ strong second half helped spoil an 18-point, six-rebound, four-steal outing for Salado sophomore Kaia Philen.

With the victory, the Lady Badgers (4-4 District 19-4A) avenge a 57-50 overtime loss at Salado (4-4) in the first half of district, evening the season series at 1-1.

Lampasas will look to build on the momentum Tuesday, when it travels to play Llano. The Lady Badgers won the first encounter 50-26.

Contact Clay Whittington at clayw@kdhnews.com

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