BLUE MOUNTAIN, Miss. – (Box Score) William Carey women downed Blue Mountain Friday in a battle of state rivals, taking the SSAC matchup, 69-52.
Carey looked to pull away early, jumping out to a 7-0 lead before Blue Mountain scrapped back with buckets from Mackenzie Lane (JR/Pontotoc, Miss.) and Kandice Ricks (JR/Muscle Shoals, Ala.).
The Lady Toppers found themselves down by 13 late in the first but pulled back to a 31-26 deficit at the half.
The Lady Crusaders would pull out ahead with their largest lead of 17 in the fourth, despite a scrappy effort from Blue Mountain.
Leading the way for Carey (9-3, 5-2 SSAC) was Rebekah Engle with 20 points, followed by Lauren Rowley with 19 and Tamia Stinson with 12.
For Blue Mountain, Mackenzie Lane and Jada Taylor (JR/Collierville, Tenn.) both scored 12 points.
BMC (4-11, 1-5 SSAC) hosts the Lady Crusaders once again tomorrow in Blue Mountain with a 3 p.m. tip.