Lady Bishops top Battery Creek; boys fall
Michele Boykin scored 26 points with six steals and Mary Harriet Moore added 17 points and 15 rebounds as the Bishop England Lady Bishops knocked off Battery Creek, 71-53, on the road Friday.
Battery Creek limited Bishop England to three made field goals in the first quarter while Daisja Cannon carried the Dolphins with six points. But the Bishops defense came alive in the second quarter, setting up Boykin for eight points, while Eran Artigues added two threes to help Bishop England take a nine-point lead into halftime.
Bishop England (17-1, 9-0) carried its momentum into the second half, opening a 14-point lead in the third quarter. Moore and Boykin combined for 15 points in the third, while Taniqua Mungin tried to keep Battery Creek afloat with nine.
The Lady Bishops gave away 23 turnovers against the Dolphins defense but still shot 54 percent from inside the three-point arc, while allowing just 29 percent.
Artigues finished with 15 points on 4-7 shooting, to go with nine rebounds and five assists.
Dolphins grab season sweep of Bishops
Battery Creek secured its position over Bishop England in Region VI Friday with a 56-37 win at home.
Bishop England (9-10, 5-4) scored 62 points against Battery Creek Jan. 7, but struggled to find its offense Friday, only scoring more than 10 points in the third quarter.
Dillon Corbett led all scorers with 14 points but was the only Bishop in double figures. Tavian Heyward scored nine, while five other Dolphins turned in at least seven.
The loss is the third straight in Region VI for the Bishops who now sit third, tied with Garrett Academy. Bishop England defeated Garrett at home in January and will see again Friday.