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Lady Leopards defeat PG in rivalry game

by Brian Tyl | January 28, 2022 at 10:00 p.m.

TEXARKANA, Texas -- Bryana Block lit up the nets for 28 points to lead Liberty-Eylau to a 56-27 victory over Pleasant Grove in a cross-town rivalry, District 15-4A varsity girls basketball game at Hawk Gym on Friday.

Block scored all of the Lady Leopard points in the third quarter, 14. Jamyia Montgomery had a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds for Liberty-Eylau.

Pleasant Grove had more turnovers, 26, while the Leopards took better care of the ball with 13 turnovers.

Liberty-Eylau (6-2 in district) shot 30 percent from the field on 19-of-64 shooting, while the Lady Hawks (0-8 in district) hit just 8 of 38 shots for 21 percent. The Leopards won on the boards, 48-43. Ja'niya Sanders pulled down 11 rebounds for Liberty-Eylau.

Autumn Crouch led Pleasant Grove with 7 points, while Reese Gibbs paced the Hawks with 8 rebounds. Winter Crouch and Kenasia Henry each had 7 rebounds for Pleasant Grove.

The Leopards took a 38-18 advantage going into the fourth quarter as Block put up 14 points to the Hawks' 6 in the third.

A Sanders layup added to Liberty-Eylau's 10-2 run to start the fourth quarter. Autumn Crouch stopped the run when she nailed a shot from downtown for Pleasant Grove.

Liberty-Eylau went into the locker room at halftime up, 24-13.

Five different Leopard players scored in the second quarter with Ja'niya Sanders leading the way with four points. Pleasant Grove had chances to make it a closer quarter at the line but hit on just 2 of 9 charity shots (22 percent).

Liberty-Eylau did not fair much better at the free throw line in the second quarter, hitting 6 of 16 shots (38 percent).

Winter Crouch opened up the game with a trey for the Hawks, and Block responded for the Leopards when her shot from 3-point land swished in to knot the game at 3-all.

Block scored five points in the first quarter and teammate Montgomery had four as L-E outscored PG, 12-9.

Lakyn Johnson poured in a game-high 21 points as Liberty-Eylau won the junior varsity contest in overtime, 48-36. Kourtney Howard scored 11 points for the Leopards.

Faye Addison had a team-high 14 points for the Hawks.

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