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Ozen Panthers de-rail Lady Lions
By LINDA JACOBS
BEAUMONT—The top team in District 20-4A toppled the Livingston Lady Lions in District 20-4A basketball action Wednesday night. League-leading Beaumont Ozen had four players post double digits in a 71-20 win for the Lady Panthers. Ozen is undefeated in district, while Livingston falls to 2-10 in the standings. The Lady Lions will close out their season Tuesday night at Central battling the Lady Jaguars, who are also headed to the playoffs. Livingston was out rebounded badly by the Lady Panthers which limited their shot making ability, whereas the Panthers had ample opportunities at the goal. The Lady Lions were held to just 17 rebounds during the game. Jhonrekia Ramsey-Dunn was high point for Livingston with seven points. Dunn hit two field goals and one three pointer. Shykia Phillips and Takira Taylor both added four points for the Lions. D'Asia Ivory and Kelsie Fuller added two points apiece and Sky Harrison tossed in one free throw. The Lady Lions were able to hang with the Panthers for the first five minutes of the game. Livingston tied the game at 2-all with 6:42 on the clock when Taylor tossed to Kelsie Fuller who hit a nice jumpshot for the Lions. Ozen went up 6-2 with 4:24 on the clock, but the Lions managed to tie the game 6-all by the 2:51 mark. Sky Harrison dished to Shykia Phillips for an inside basket with 4:06 on the clock. Harrison later picked up a steal and tossed to D'Asia Ivory who scored a layup to knot the game 6-6 with under three minutes to play in the first quarter. Ozen would finish the first frame with a 9-0 run to lead 15-6. The Panthers showed their prowess by outscoring the Lady Lions 21-5 in the second quarter to lead 36-11 at the break. Jhonrekia Ramsey-Dunn scored all five of Livingston's points. She scored a layup off an assist by Fuller at the 5:56 mark and later drained a trey at the 4:23 mark. A 17-5 advantage in the third frame gave the Panthers a 53-16 lead entering the final eight minutes. Dunn and Taylor both scored baskets and Harrison tossed in a free throw for the Lions. The Panthers finished by outscoring the Lions 18-4 in the fourth quarter. Taylor and Shykia Phillips both scored a basket for the Lions. D'Asia Ivory led the Lady Lions with four rebounds, followed by Kelsie Fuller with three boards. Ramsey-Dunn, Taylor and Destini Butler all grabbed two rebounds apiece. Sky Harrison, Nykeria O'Guin, Jordan Potter and Shykia Phillips had one rebound apiece. Harrison led the team with two assists, followed by Kenzi Leggett, Kelsie Fuller, and Destini Butler with one apiece. Ramsey-Dunn, Taylor, Fuller, Harrison and Phillips all picked up one steal against the Lady Panthers.
Jhonrekia Ramsey-Dunn (11) goes airborne in an attempt to block a shot
D'Asia Ivory (5) sails through the paint to score a hoop for the Lady Lions