EULESS -- As Hurst L.D. Bell girls basketball coach Brock Pembleton said after the game, any win against archrival Euless Trinity is a good one.
Especially if it's a 59-27 blowout.
Bell's high-pressure, full-court press was more than enough Tuesday night to stifle Trinity's offense and provide a spark after the Blue Raiders (20-3, 5-1 District 6-5A) began the game with a cold shooting touch.
A series of Trojans turnovers and Bell steals late in the first quarter led to a 10-0 Raiders run that ultimately sealed the game.
"We're going to run it a majority of the time," Pembleton said. "That's just who we are. We need to be up and down the floor."
After Bell continuously regained possession, someone had to step up and make shots. That spark came from the bench in junior guard Bryson Thomas.
Thomas quickly made an impact, hitting two 3-pointers in the first half and finished with 12 points.
"That's where our depth is important," Pembleton said. "I have people coming off the bench that can score just as much or more than the people we have starting. Each night, who knows?"
Bell's Cierra Johnson scored a game-high 18 points, and Sheridan Pilcher had 10.
Sophomore Te'ana Washington led Trinity (12-11, 3-3) with 10 points.
Up next for Bell are two games that could ultimately shake out playoff seeding for District 6-5A, first against Irving MacArthur on Friday and Colleyville Heritage next week.
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