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Anniston girls swamp Parker

‘By far’ best defensive game of the year carries No. 7 Lady Bulldogs to rout

By Al Muskewitz
East Alabama Sports Today

The girls from Anniston and Parker had played two games a lot closer than the Bulldogs would have liked earlier this season and the last one at least Carsheuna “Cadillac” Curry took personally. One game was decided by a point and the other went to overtime.

There was nothing close about Wednesday night’s 56-12 Anniston victory, especially after the first quarter.

“The last game I felt I was the reason we had a close game and today I wanted to redeem myself,” Curry said. “I felt like that because I was lacking on defense, giving up easy points and not boxing out on the boards.

“We played great position defense today. Everybody was on point. Their heads were in the game.”

Even coach Eddie Bullock had to agree it was “by far” the seventh-ranked Bulldogs’ best defensive game of the year. They held the Lady Bison to single digits in every quarter and didn’t allow them a field goal over the 2 1-2 quarters.

“They were flying around and that’s what we’re trying to get to,” he said. “Offensively your shot can be off, but your defense should never be off. That’s something you should come out and hang our hat on. They really did a tremendous job with that today. I’m extremely proud of how they all played defense. It was great.”

Of course, being a coach, he had to have one complaint. The Bulldogs were 12 of 24 from the free throw line for the game.

“We’re a good free throw shooting team, but we were 0-for-6 on our first free throws and you can’t do that and be a good team,” he said.

Once again Bullock was able to unload the bench and seven of the nine Bulldogs who played scored. Miajah Bullock and Kiyana Bullock had 16 points apiece. Cooley had eight, with two 3-pointers.

No. 7 Anniston 56, Parker 12

PARKER (6-9) – Brianna Armstrong 1 1-2 3, Jakiyah Beard 0 1-2 1, Tanerica Morrell 1 0-0 2, Deanyarek Simmons 0 3-4 3, Donnesha Holloway 0 0-0 0, Akeria Medlock 1 0-1 2, Myharri Mackey 0 1-2 1, Kinshayla Lawson 0 0-0 0, Jasmine Jones 0 0-0 0. Totals 3 6-11 12.

ANNISTON (16-5) – Miajah Bullock 6 407 16, Raven Cooley 2 2-5 8, Carlina Welch 0 0-0 0, Davia Palmer 3 0-3 6, Carsheuna Curry 2 0-0 4, Alice James 0 0-0 0, Kiyana Bullock 6 405 16, J’Kyra Clemson 1 204 4, Jemya Bullock 1 0-0 2. Totals 21 12-24 56.

Parker 4 3 2 3 — 12
Anniston 9 16 17 14 — 56

3-point goals: Anniston 2 (Cooley 2). Total fouls: Parker 19, Anniston 10. Officials: Hunter, Holmes, Odon.

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