Bruin girls basketball trounces Belleville

Katrina Fox

Running back down the court, Lindsey Cunningham stays with her player in the game against Hickman at Rock Bridge. Photo by Shaun Gladney
With usual starter sophomore Bri Proter unable to play for the first game because of a second ACL tear, the Bruins girls basketball team was forced to change it up a bit. But the varsity home ended 64-31 Jan. 31, Bruins.
From the beginning drives of the game, the Bruins went on a 10-0 run.
“It felt great,” sophomore Chayla Cheadle said. “We all kind of knew that our energy level was kind of low during warm-ups, so getting that 10-0 run really go us up and motivated. The run was the most exciting part.”
Needing a player to step up into the starting position, Porter’s sister Cierra Porter was right there to take her place. A new player in the starting lineup can sometimes cause there to be malfunctions, or the game to not run as smoothly as before; with Cierra in, everything fit just right.
“She filled her shoes really well and finally had her time to tart as a large presence inside,” senior Lindsey Cunningham said.
Though the match-up didn’t come down to the last seconds, the Bruins said it was time well-spent.
“We just wanted to get out and run the floor well,” Cheadle said.
By Katrina Fox
Updated 7 p.m. Feb. 2