L.D. Bell girls remain unbeaten in district with rout of rival Euless Trinity

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Cierra Johnson scored 16 points and Maggie Lockwood had 15 as Hurst L.D. Bell claimed a battle of District 6-5A girls basketball unbeatens with a 56-38 win over rival Euless Trinity at Bell High School on Tuesday.

The win catapulted the Blue Raiders (18-1, 6-0) into sole possession of first place with one game remaining in the first half of district play.

“For us it’s all about defense and we did what we needed there early to get after them,” Bell coach Brock Pembleton said. “I feel really good about where we’re at. You’re always going to get into a battle with Trinity, but I felt like we did what we needed to do to win.”

Trinity (18-5, 5-1) had 12 turnovers in the first quarter and just four baskets as Bell built an 18-10 lead.

Johnson and Lockwood had nine points in a 13-7 second-quarter run to create some cushion for the second half.

Trinity wasn’t able to get it any closer than nine points after that, when Tomi Sanchez knocked down one of her two 3-pointers on the night to make it 36-27.

Trinity Oliver led the Trojans with 16 points and Sanchez had nine.

Bell was 24-of-47 from the floor, including 4-of-13 from the 3-point arc.

Trinity wasn’t as crisp as the Trojans shot 36 percent from the floor.

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