Belles Win Big in Season Opener

Belles Win Big in Season Opener

Belles Win Big in Season Opener

The Belles burst on the scene as they sealed victories in their first two season openers at the Kilgore Classic (November 2-3, 2018). The firs victory came Friday night as the Belles found themselves down 26-34 against Kilgore College at halftime. Following halftime, sophomore Summer Jones three-point shooting and J’Sades Ainsworth extraordinary rebounding efforts soaked up the deficit, leaving the score tied 51-51 at the end of the third quarter. Sophomore point guard Tra’Chael Quarles then brought a spark of tenacious energy which led to numerous trips to the free throw line where she was 5 for 7 (71%). Final score was 71-59. Leading scorers: Summer Jones 18 pts, J’Sades Ainsworth 14 pts, and Tra’Chael Quarles 11 pts. J’Sades Ainsworth also led the team in rebounds with 11; sealing her first double-double of the season.

But the momentum continued as the Belles met their second opponent (Champion Christian College) on Saturday morning. This game started off with a bang as Summer Jones scored 18 points in the first 6 minutes of the game. At halftime the Belles led 54-21. Although their persistent defensive effort assisted, the 3-point shooting efforts of Kinsey Callen sealed the deal; as she led the team to their second victory with 29 pts. Final score: 108-56. Leading Scorers: Kinsey Callen 29 pts, Summer Jones 18pts, and Jamie Clarke 14 pts. Leading Rebounders: Hanna Pitman 11 and J’Sades Ainsworth 8. We would also like to commend the Belles on setting a record under the tenuis of Coach Story of “making 18 3pt shots in one game.” Way to go Belles!