Bryson City – Murphy cruised into town on Tuesday with a 12-1 overall record and undefeated in conference play. The Bulldogs wasted little time as they jumped out to a 25 point first quarter and coasted to an 84-51 win over Swain.
Murphy’s senior center Jessica Buckner paced her team with 18 points and 12 rebounds, while junior guard Aubrey Clapsaddle added 12 points and 6 rebounds.
Senior Lynsey Hicks matched Buckner in points with a team high 18 points. Hicks dished out 5 assists and had 3 steals to go with 2 rebounds and a blocked shot. Alissa Smith chipped in 16 points, while Grace Cabe finished with 5 rebounds and 3 blocked shots. Taylor Collins, who played well inside against Buckner, scored 7 points and had 4 rebounds in the loss.