Guy Ellis

The Jay Lady Bulldogs basketball team continued its impressive post-season run by downing the Glenpool Lady Warriors 53-30 in first-round state area tournament play at Stillwater Thursday afternoon.

The win marks the fourth consecutive victory for the Lady Bulldogs in the playoffs. After falling to Sequoyah Claremore in the district round the Jay girls bounced back to sweep the regional consolation bracket with big wins over Tulsa Webster (86-48), Dewey (71-57), and Inola (62-36). The run netted the Lady Bulldogs the 4A Regional Consolation Championship.

The Lady Bulldogs four game playoff win streak computes into some impressive numbers. Over the four games Jay has outscored their opponents 272-171. The average score of the games has been 68-42.

The Lady Bulldogs are now set to appear in the semi-finals of the area bracket in a 1:30 game today, again in Stillwater, against the winner of the Blackwell-Sequoyah Claremore game.

Thursday afternoon saw the Lady Bulldogs thoroughly dominate Glenpool. Both teams appeared apprehensive in the opening minutes of play but by the 4:00 minute mark Jay had found its sea legs and put up a 9-2 streak to close out the first quarter with a 12-5 lead.

The second quarter was a total Bulldog affair with the Lady Bulldogs outscoring Glenpool 16-2. It amounted to a 28-7 Jay lead at halftime.

To their credit the Lady Warriors fought back hard in the second half. Glenpool landed four treys in the third quarter to close the gap to 39-21 heading into the final eight minutes.

Jay always had a response ready for the Lady Warriors and what little momentum Glenpool had mustered in the third was totally doused in the fourth when the Lady Bulldogs opened play with a 7-2 spree.

Junior Sam Robertson was the leading scorer for the Lady Bulldogs with 15 points. Freshman Lauren Wilson scored 10, including two first half treys. Sophomore Hannah Ritter scored nine points. Senior Colby Morrow and junior Ashley Schrum each scored seven points. Senior Taylor Raney added four points and senior Kelsie Crouch put in one.