RISON — Even with head coach Ronald Smead not available for Thursday night's 8-3A Conference tilt, Fordyce had no trouble disposing of Rison.
RISON — Even with head coach Ronald Smead not available for Thursday night’s 8-3A Conference tilt, Fordyce had no trouble disposing of Rison.
Fordyce scored 36 of its 52 points in the paint Thursday night as the Lady Bugs eased to a 52-27 win against the Lady Wildcats.
The Lady Bugs bugged the Lady Wildcats with a full-court pressure defense that created 19 turnovers as Fordyce capitalized on the miscues and turned them into points and an eventual rout.
Smead, who received two technical fouls in Tuesday’s game against Drew Central, forced him to miss the game due to Arkansas Activities Association rules. He was on site but was not allowed in the gymnasium while the action was taking place.
“I was trying to light a fire under my girls the other night and I got the technical on purpose,” Smead admitted. “But before I knew it (the official) T’d me up twice. So I got to sit this one out.”
It must have worked. Fordyce jumped out to a 10-4 lead in the first period and never looked back with interim coach David Little at the helm.
“I really don’t know that much about basketball,” Little said. “I had one of the other players on the bench pretty much telling me what defense we needed to be in. They made my job easy tonight.”
The Lady Bugs improved to 16-6 overall and 4-1 in the conference while Rison dropped to 4-6 and 1-4.
“We just couldn’t get anything going offensively at all,” said Rison coach Karan Stewart. “W couldn’t stop them from getting inside and we didn’t rebound well at all. My leading scorer only scored three points tonight. We are not going to win if she doesn’t score.
Kabrina Marshall led the Lady Wildcats with nine points.