FISHERTOWN — Bedford’s girls basketball team used a big first half to ease past Chestnut Ridge, 69-33, Wednesday.

“I told our kids I wanted them to do things correctly,” said Bedford coach Mark Dillow. “Ridge has good athletes, and they kept on us. We did very well. We had shots falling, we played good defense, and we had good rebounding. We did what we wanted to do.”

The Lady Lions opened the game with a 3-0 lead following a three-pointer by Madelyn Hyde, but the visiting Lady Bisons took off on a 22-0 run, expanding that run into the first minute of the second quarter.

During the stretch, the Shuke sisters, Lindsay and Josie, pitched in a combined 16 points, while Jenna Brown added four, and Amber Thomas had two points.

Laiklyn Luther broke up the Bedford run with a CR bucket, but the visitors allowed the hosts to just eight additional points from the free throw line in the second quarter, taking a 37-13 lead into the half.

The visitors outscored the hosts 32-20 in the second half, with each team recording 14 points each in the final quarter.

Isabella Wingard scored on a bucket for the hosts in the fourth, but Leah Davidson added a bucket for the visitors.

The Lady Lions fought off the mercy rule throughout the fourth quarter in a shootout-style game.

Jordan Brown scored on a free throw attempt, while Allison Kinser hit a lay-up. CR’s Lydia Mock scored on a three, to which Lindsay Shuke answered with a bucket.

Following Davidson’s basket, the Lady Lions compiled a streak of four points on a free throw by Mock and three by Hyde, put the mercy rule six points away, 62-28.

A basket by Jordan Brown put the Lady Bisons four points shy of the mercy rule, but Mock came through with a basket. Lippincott hit a three-pointer, putting the Lady Bisons a mere three points away from the mercy rule, but Hyde added another three of her own.

Katinka Rubenhagen finished out the scoring for Bedford with a basket as the visitors won the game, 69-33.

Lindsay Shuke led the Lady Bisons with 17 points, while Jenna Brown added 12. Chestnut Ridge’s Mock led the hosts with 12 points, while Hyde finished with 11.

BEDFORD 69, CHESTNUT RIDGE 33

Bedford 16 21 18 14 — 69

Chestnut Ridge 3 10 6 14 — 33

Bedford (69) — Amber Thomas 3 0-0 6; Jenna Brown 6 0-0 12; Lindsay Shuke (3) 3 2-2 17; Leah Davidson 1 0-0 2; Josie Shuke 3 1-1 7; Emmi Hagenbuch 1 0-0 2; Taylor Downs (1) 1 1-2 6; Jordan Brown 0 1-2 1; Natalie Lippincott (1) 2 0-0 7; Katinka Rubenhagen 1 0-0 2; Alison Kinser 1 0-0 2; Shelby Mortimore 0 0-0 0; Lindsay Mowry 2 1-2 5. Totals: 24 5 6-9 69.

Chestnut Ridge (33) — Makayla Weyant 0 0-2 0; Lydia Mock (1) 2 5-6 12; Madelyn Hyde (3) 0 2-2 11; Katie Gibbner 0 0-0 0; Isabella Wingard 1 2-2 4; Laiklyn Luther 2 1-2 5; Cortnie Weaver 0 1-2 1; Alex Dunlap 0 0-1 0. Totals: (4) 5 11-17 33.

JV — Bedford, 53-5. High Scorer — B: Mortimore, 11.

Contact Codi Weyant at cweyant@bedfordgazette.com or at 623-1151 ext. 155.

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