Warren, Arkansas – Basketball season officially tipped off Thursday night, November 11, 2021 as the Warren Lady Jacks hosted the Pine Bluff Lady Zebras, just falling short in overtime by the final of 38-35.
The Lady Jacks got off to a bit of the slow start in the first quarter of action. Senior Keller Bigham was the lone Lady Jack to hit a shot from the field in the opening period, draining a three from distance. Pine Bluff opened a decent lead at 10-4 after the first.
Warren pulled to within two of Pine Bluff prior to the halftime break, down just 16-14. Both Paris Wright and Tyairean Bass got on the scoreboard for the orange and black.
A low scoring third quarter saw Warren down just 21-20 going into the final period of play. The game would be tied at the end of regulation 33-33, Warren having had a lead for a short time in the fourth. Pine Bluff closed the game out however with around 15 seconds remaining in the first overtime. Warren was unable to get a final shot off to tie it up, and Pine Bluff walked away with a 38-35 win over the Lady Jacks.
Bigham led the jacks with 17 points on the night. She went eight of nine from the free-throw line. Tyairean Bass followed Bigham with 10 points on the board, with one three pointer. She shot three for four from the line. Paris Wright was credited with 5 points, Makiya Payne with 2, and Tessa Andrus with 1.
The Lady Jacks are now 0-1 on the season. They are set to host Rison in Warren Monday, November 15.
Top photo: Warren’s Tyairean Bass. Photo by Saline River Chronicle.
All photos by Saline River Chronicle.