The Winfield High School girls basketball team scored the first nine points of the second quarter and never looked back, rolling to a 61-27 victory against arch rival Arkansas City in Cowley Clash I on Friday night at Ollie Thomas Gymnasium.
The Lady Bulldogs hung tough in the first quarter, with senior Braylee Ruyle burying a 3-pointer midway through the quarter to cut Ark City's deficit to three, 10-7.
That was as close as they Lady Bulldogs could get.
The Lady Vikings shot 39.4 percent (13 of 33) in the first half -- good enough to build a 36-19 halftime lead. They opened the second quarter on fire, forcing three consecutive Ark City turnovers to start the stanza. The Lady Bulldogs committed 11 turnovers in the first half, while Winfield coughed it up just three times.
The third quarter was where the Lady Vikings poured it on, holding Ark City to 1 of 12 from the floor -- another 3-pointer by Ruyle -- and taking a commanding 46-22 lead into the fourth.
Ruyle scored on a put-back to open the fourth quarter, but Ark City went 0 of 13 the rest of the way as Winfield outscored the Lady Bulldogs 25-8 in the second half.
The game ended with a running clock as Winfield's lead continued to balloon.
Senior Isabel Jellings recorded a double-double for the Lady Vikings with 17 points on 6-of-6 shooting from the floor and 5 of 6 from the foul line to go with 10 rebounds, including six from the offensive glass. Winfield outrebounded the Lady Bulldogs 57-36.
Emily Randall added 12 points for the Lady Vikings.
Ruyle led Ark City with 14 points.
For complete coverage of Cowley Clash I, see Tuesday's CourierTraveler.