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Class 3A girls basketball: Sulphur beats Lindsay

Sulphur unleashed a barrage of 3-pointers to break open a close game as the top-ranked Lady Bulldogs defeated Lindsay, 65-46, Thursday night at State Fair Arena.
by Ed Godfrey Published: March 7, 2013
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Sulphur unleashed a barrage of 3-pointers to break open a close game as the top-ranked Lady Bulldogs defeated Lindsay, 65-46, Thursday night at State Fair Arena.

Sulphur (28-0) had four players score in double figures, led by sophomore Bailee Eldred with 17 points.

Eldred, who entered the state tournament averaging just seven points per game, was 6-of-8 from the field and 4-of-4 from the free-throw line.

“Bailee really showed up tonight and made a huge difference for us,” Sulphur coach Toby Todd said. “That's one of her better games of the year and what a time to do that.”

No. 18 Lindsay (20-9), making its first appearance in the state tournament since 1989, stayed close for a half.

Ashley Hughes 3-pointer before the buzzer gave Sulphur a lead of 34-27 at halftime, its largest of the first half.

In the second half, the assault from behind the 3-point line began for Sulphur as Tierani Richardson sank three and Eldred hit another. Sulphur led by as many as 14 points in the third quarter.

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by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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