CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Anna Walker recorded her sixth double-double on the year as the Bradley Central Bearettes defeated the Ooltewah Owls, 84-13, on Friday evening inside Jim Smiddy Arena.
Bradley Central (21-3, 9-0 D5AAA) won the tip and Walker made a layup off an Anna Roberts assist to open up the game. Ooltewah (9-13, 2-7 D5AAA) scored on the very next possession with a MacKenzie Patterson layup from a Annalee Cline pass for their only field goal of the half.
Walker scored again 20 seconds later and the Bearettes never looked back. It jump-sparked a 37-point run that extended all the way until Madalyn Mills hit a free throw with 5:21 left in the second. Bradley then ended the half on a 13-0 run to take a 52-3 lead into the break.
Bradley was able to outscore the guests 32-10 in the second half to win the contest 84-13.
Walker led all players with 22 points and 10 rebounds for her sixth double-double of the season. Anna Roberts was the next leading scorer with 13 points while freshman Ashlan Crittenden scored eight points.
Mills scored five points to lead the Owls with Brooklynn Wardlaw throwing in four. Mills also led the visitors with eight rebounds.
Bradley shot 28-of-65 (43.1 percent) from the floor while going 13-of-31 (41.9 percent) from behind the 3-point line. The Bearettes shot 71.4 percent (15-of-21) from the charity stripe. Cambree Mayo had five of the teams 24 steals as the stout defense forced a season-high 40 turnovers and allowed a season-low 13 points. Walker led the way with three of the team’s seven blocks on the night. Mayo also recorded four assists as the Bearettes recorded 20 assists on 28 made buckets. Bradley edged the Owls 33-32 in rebounds.
Ooltewah was 5-of-28 from the floor and had three assists on the night. The Owls also had four blocks in the game and was 3-of-5 from the free throw line.
Bradley Central will be back in action on Tuesday as they take on rival Cleveland from Jim Smiddy Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m.
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Ooltewah - 2 1 8 2 13
Bradley Central - 32 20 20 12 84
Ooltewah (13) - Cline 2, Tharp, Wardlaw 4, Madalyn Mills 5, Patterson 2, Thompson, O’Donnell, Turman, Daniels, Hilliard, Ipparraguire.
Bradley Central (84) - Hughes 3, Anna Roberts 13, Blair 5, Anna Walker 22, Lombard 3, Reuter 6, Mayo, Barnes 4, Williams 7, Carman 5, Crittenden 8, Hullender 2, Estrada 2, Falcon 4.
3-Pointers: Ooltewah (None). Bradley Central (13): (Hughes, Roberts 3, Blair, Walker 2, Lombard, Reuter 2, Williams 2, Carman).