The Cristo Rey Jesuit Lady Lions didn’t allow a single basket in the first quarter as they dominated every aspect of the game in their 69-10 victory over the O’Connell Lady Buccaneers on Friday night in Galveston.
Kyani Quarles scored 34 points while T’Aira Boyance had 11 points for the Lady Lions. Bianca Carrizal and Makenzi Rosales each finished the night with 10 points.
“I thought we were kind of sloppy tonight,” said Cristo Rey Jesuit head coach Reginald Craver. “We had a lot of turnovers. We weren’t trying to put on a showcase. We were just taking advantage of plays and getting everybody involved and I think we did a good job of that.”
Nieci Charles had eight points to lead the Lady Bucs.
Early baskets gave the Lady Lions a 4-0 lead in the opening minutes of the game.
Boyance’s transition basket made it 9-0 and a timeout was taken.
Carrizal hammered away an inside shot and seconds later, Boyance scored off another transition, giving the Lady Lions a 15-0 advantage with 2:48 left in the first quarter.
It was 24-0 at the end of the first quarter.
It wasn’t until the 5:50 mark in the second quarter when the Lady Buccaneers finally got on the scoreboard with a 3-pointer from Charles.
But it did little to stop the Lady Lions as they outscored O’Connell 13-3 in the second quarter.
By halftime, the Lady Lions were sitting at a comfortable 37-3 advantage.
The Lady Lions came out of the locker room with a 3-pointer to begin the second half.
An inside jumper by Quarles gave the Lady Lions a 46-3 lead in the third quarter. ‘
“Our shooting was great,” Craver said. “They had a nice post player, but we did a good job of not letting her get involved.”
Abriel Casas managed to score from inside the arc at the 4:02 mark in the third for the Lady Bucs’ second basket of the night.
O’Connell trailed 54-7 at the end of the third.
A 3-pointer by Charles came at the buzzer to put the Lady Bucs in the double digits.
“That’s a solid team right there,” said O’Connell head coach Derek Martin. “Our girls are still learning the game. But even though it was lopsided there were promising points in the game. We had girls trying to execute and they hustled.”