By Evan Grice
When the second half of the Piedmont Lady Wildcats game against Chickasha began Tuesday night, junior guard Bre Reid took her game to the next level.
She went into “Bre” mode.
Reid finished the contest with a game-high 20 points; with the bulk of them coming in the third quarter as the No. 4 Lady Wildcats claimed a 53-42 victory over CHS.
“Bre is one of those players that can be a huge spark and take over a game like she did tonight,” Piedmont coach Jamie Hill said about her junior guard. “We know we need her, and we need her to do the things she did tonight. I’ve been waiting for her to do what she did tonight. She’s the hardest on herself, and I know this will help her with her confidence.”
Reid added that she got some motivation from her teammate Hannah Reasoner before the game, which helped her with her performance.
“Hannah is like my little sister and she’s always telling me that I need to play my game and not just be satisfied getting rebounds or assists out there,” she said. “She really helped get me fired up for this game. Coach Hill told us after the game that teams now have to look at us and know that more than one person can score on our team.”
Reid’s explosiveness on the offensive end of the court came at just the right time for the Lady Wildcats as they took what was a close 26-18 halftime lead and turned it into a 46-26 blowout going into the fourth quarter.
Despite a sluggish fourth quarter which saw the Lady Wildcats outscored 16-7, Piedmont was well out in front and claimed its third victory of the season.
Chickasha was able to keep the game close early on at 4-2 and 6-4 in the first quarter, before the Lady Wildcats went on a 13-5 run to end the first quarter, which was mostly dominated through an inside heavy scoring attack by PHS.
“Alex Hall has a great 10 foot jumper and we need to take advantage of that,” Hill said. “In our first three games of the season we didn’t establish a post presence either. You have to be able to do both to be a really great team. I thought Alex (Hall), Mina (Iyaye) and Maddie (Sperle) all did a great job helping establish that post presence for us. This was a team win overall for us.”
Alex Hall finished the night with 12 points with Hayden Priddy scoring 10 points in the contest.
Mina Iyaye added seven points with Sydney Morrison and Maddie Sperle each scoring two points.
Piedmont (3-1) will be taking part in the Bethany Classic basketball tournament starting on Thursday with the Lady Wildcats meeting Elgin in the first round. PHS’ contest is scheduled to tip-off at 1 p.m. from Bethany High School.