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Inside game key for Cabool

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The Reaves girls were right on the mark for the Cabool Lady Bulldogs, Jan. 22, helping their squad to a 57-39 win over the Alton Lady Comets in the third-place game of the 37th annual Thayer Winter Classic.

Controlling the paint underneath the bucket, Julia Reaves paced all scorers with a game-high 18 points, while Jamie Reaves, the Lady Bulldogs' other interior force, followed close with 16 points for Cabool.

Largely by pounding the ball inside in the first period, fourth-seeded Cabool spent quite a bit of time at the charity stripe, hitting eight of its 12 attempts in the opening frame.

Cassie Benson responded by draining a pair of long treys in the first for Alton, but Cabool held an 18-8 lead after one. Benson tallied a team-high 13 points for the sixth-seeded Lady Comets.

Alton rallied early in the second on a hoop in the lane from Lacey Hodge (six points), paired with five straight points from Benson that pulled the Lady Comets within five, down 20-15.

But the Reaves gang went to work and rattled off eight unanswered points to build a 28-15 advantage for the Lady Bulldogs.

Becca See (12 points) broke up the Cabool charge with a 3-ball and Myranda Reynolds sank a bucket late to send the teams to intermission with Cabool in front 29-20.

The Lady Comets fired off a 9-2 run Midway into the third to pull within five points, but the Lady Bulldogs closed the period with purpose, taking a 44-32 lead to the fourth.

And in the final stanza, the Lady Comets just couldn't make up enough ground to keep Cabool from posting a 57-39 victory.

Alex Mills finished with two points for Alton, while Molly Steele added one point.

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