Lady Bobcats roll past Lincoln, Jasper

Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Berryville senior point guard Lilli Compton, pictured in a game against Pea Ridge last season, scored a career-high 28 points in the Lady Bobcats’ win over Jasper on Tuesday, Dec. 22, at Bobcat Arena.
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It’s no secret this is a rebuilding year for the Berryville Lady Bobcats, made more difficult by a lack of summer workouts and preseason practice because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

But that doesn’t mean everything is doom and gloom for the Berryville girls. The Lady Bobcats picked up a pair of wins last week to go into the holiday break with a little momentum.

Berryville went on the road to beat Lincoln 73-47 on Monday, Dec. 21, then closed out the unofficial first half of the season with a 71-39 victory over Jasper the following night at Bobcat Arena.

Four players scored in double figures for Berryville in the win over Lincoln, led by 23 points from senior guard Lilli Compton. Senior Lauren Compton and junior Anni Armer added 12 points each and sophomore Hannah Youngblood scored 11 for the Lady Bobcats, who took control by outscoring Lincoln 23-9 in the second quarter for a 36-19 halftime lead. Berryville added 24 more points in the third quarter.

Lilli Compton put on a show for the Lady Bobcats in the win over Jasper. A three-year starter at point guard, Compton scored a career-high 28 points against the Lady Pirates. Compton scored 14 points in each half and made six three-pointers altogether, with four in the second half.

Berryville continued to be especially productive in the second and third quarters with 22 and 19 points, respectively. The Lady Bobcats scored a total of 88 points in the second and third quarters of the wins over Lincoln and Jasper.

Amer, Youngblood and junior Faith Kelley scored 10 points apiece against Jasper, and Berryville was a perfect 12-for-12 from the free-throw line.

Berryville will open 4A-1 conference play on Tuesday, Jan. 5, traveling to Springdale to face Shiloh Christian.

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