Winterboro improves to 10-0 with win over Munford
by LAVONTE YOUNG
MUNFORD- Jasmine Richardson scored 22 points and No.7 Winterboro defeated Munford, 61-42 on Thursday.

With the win the Lady Bulldogs improved to 10-0 for the first time in school history.

“It was another history maker,” Winterboro head coach Sheroderick Smith said. “Really I just have to count my blessings as far as being in this area with these particular players. We all have put in our work. I remember the day I lost my first game 72-6. Hopefully, those days are long gone. What people have to realize we don’t forget where we are. I have been fortunate to have the bar very low, now, the bar is set up now for Regional Tournament and Final Four. That is what I want every single year for our program. Being undefeated is not one of the three goals. It is one of the top five goals, but we know where we want to end.”

Kedra Curtis scored five quick points to help the Lady Lions jump out to a 10-3 lead in the first quarter. Nadia Estelle hit a layup to make it 10-5 and it also allowed the Lady Bulldogs to set up their press. Richardson scored a layup off a Munford turnover to make it 10-7.

Winterboro defense forced another turnover, which to an Anslea Twymon layup to give the Lady Bulldogs an 11-10 advantage. Benisha Horn drained a 3-pointer to cap off an 11-0 run and gave Winterboro a 14-10 lead going to the second quarter.

The Lady Bulldogs went on a 6-2 run to take a 20-12 lead. Keira O’Neal scored eight points in the second quarter for Munford. Her layup with 42 seconds in the half cut the Winterboro lead down to 25-21 going into halftime.

Twymon took over the game for Winterboro in the third quarter. The freshman opened the quarter with back- to- back jumpers to increase Winterboro’s lead to 29-21. A pair of free throws by Estelle and a layup by Chanel Phillips capped off an 8-1 run and increased the lead to 33-22.

Munford’s Ra’aunna Caldwell went on a 6-0 run of her own to cut into the deficit.

Caldwell’s 4-point play cut the lead down to 33-26 with 4:20 left in the third quarter.

Her layup with 2:36 left in the quarter cut the lead down to 33-28.

Twymon scored four points to spark a 6-0 run to give the Lady Bulldogs a 39-29 lead going into the fourth quarter.

Richardson scored 12 of her 22 points in the final period. The junior started the quarter off with a 3-point play to make it 46-31.

Richardson got her second 3-point play of the quarter when she took a bump, but still connected on the layup before hitting the floor. She hit the free throw to give Winterboro their largest lead of the game, 51-31.

Curtis ended a five minutes scoreless drought for Munford with a 3-pointer to make it 55-34.

Richardson scored the final six points to help the Lady Bulldogs seal their 10 straight win.

Twymon scored 14 points, while Tanesha Merritt chipped in with eight points.

Curtis led Munford with 12 points. Caldwell scored eight points for the Lady Lions.

Winterboro takes on B.B.Comer tonight at 4:30 p.m. in Alpine.

Contact LaVonte Young at lyoung@dailyhome.com.

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