Lady Lions post District 18-5A win over Caney Creek

GRANGERLAND—The Livingston Lady Lions evened their District 18-5A record to 1-1 after posting a 67-54 win over the Caney Creek Panthers on Tuesday.

Jhonrekia Ramsey-Dunn and D'Asia Ivory led the Lady Lions with 27 and 18 points, respectively. Takira Taylor scored eight points and the trio of Maenesha Bogany, Sky Harrison and Shykia Phillips all added four points apiece. Jordan Potter rounded out the scorecard with two points.

D'Asia Ivory scored the first 12 points for Livingston, including all eight in the first quarter. The game was tied at 2, 4 and 8-all during the first eight minutes. Caney Creek took the lead on a pair of free throws with 1:10 left to end the first frame with a 10-8 lead.

Ivory scored two free throws and a field goal in the first minute of the second frame to give the Lions a 12-10 lead. The Lions then outscored the Panthers 19-9 the rest of the way to lead 31-19 at the break. Ivory finished with six points. Shykia Phillips, Ramsey-Dunn and Maenesha Bogany all scored four points and Takira Taylor and Jordan Potter pitched in two points apiece.

Both teams scored 17 points in the third frame as Livingston maintained their 12 point lead heading into the fourth frame. Ramsey-Dunn spearheaded the third quarter by scoring 11 of the Lions 17 points, including a pair of 3-pointers.

The two teams traded punches and combined for 37 points in the final quarter. Livingston edged the Lady Panthers 19-18 to finish the contest with a 13 point advantage.

Ramsey-Dunn added 12 of her game high 27 points in the final frame. Takira Taylor, who led the team with nine rebounds, two steals and three assists, scored four of her eight points in the fourth. Ivory finished with two points and Sky Harrison tossed in one free throw for the Lady Lions. Ivory also led the team with six assists plus had two rebounds and one blocked shot.

Close behind Taylor in the rebound department were Ivory and Ramsey-Dunn with seven boards apiece. Shykia Phillips grabbed six rebounds and recorded a team high seven blocked shots. Teammate Nykia Youngblood hauled in four rebounds and Kenzi Leggett, Sky Harrison and Jasmine Randolph all had two rebounds apiece.