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Lady Bulldogs vs Taft 2013
February 2, 2013Woodward Career Tech HS
|Woodward -- 8-17-11-11 -- 47 at Taft -- 8-15-8-11 -- 42
, Thu, Jan 31
|Junior guard Kierra Pearson made two free throws with 5.5 seconds remaining to cap a 23-point performance and secure Woodward’s 47-42 win Thursday evening at Taft. Pearson was held scoreless in the first quarter, but scored 11 in the first four minutes of the second quarter as the Bulldogs built a 23-14 lead. Taft closed the gap to two points, 25-23, by halftime, but Woodward used a 36-12, second-half advantage on the boards to lead by as many as nine points in the fourth quarter. Senior forward Kyrie Watkins led the Bulldogs with 18 rebounds to go with four points while junior forward Tierra Wise had 12 rebounds and four points. Back-to-back baskets by junior guard Denesha Phelps enabled the Senators to pull to within three points, 45-42,with under 30 seconds remaining, but Taft was unable to convert a pair of 3-point shots before Pearson’s free throws put the game away. Sophomore guard Shaniece Neal led Taft with 21 points and five steals while freshman forward Antianna Beal pulled down 10 rebounds.