STEELE - The Charleston Lady Bluejays basketball team improved to 4-6 on the season with a 48-37 win against South Pemiscot here on Tuesday.
Charleston jumped out to a 14-4 first quarter lead and held to lead 26-17 at the half.
The Lady Bulldogs got back into the game in the third quarter, trimming the lead down to 33-30 heading into the fourth quarter.
Charleston put the game away with a 15-7 edge in the final frame.
Charleston's Missy Whitney was unstoppable, scoring 24 points on the night.
"She's such a good player," said Charleston head coach Brent Anderson. "She doesn't even know how good she can be, but she can take over a game at any point. She's still struggling a little bit with conditioning. We're still trying to get our top eight girls healthy. When we put the players around her that need to be in the floor it's going to make her that much better. The girls are really feeding Missy and getting her the ball where she can score."
It was a much-needed win for the Lady Bluejays, who had been reeling the last few weeks with various assortments of injuries and illness.
"It's good to just win," said Anderson. "We've really struggled to stay healthy this year. It's been a long time a coming and the girls were happy to get back to this point. It's nice to be rewarded."
Charleston will host New Madrid County Central on Thursday at 6 p.m.