SENATH - Monday night's game between the Senath-Hornersville (SHHS) Lady Lions and the Dexter Bearcats proved to be one that spoke volumes about the opposing schools' programs.
Dexter, a team that has been rising to the top during the last few years, took on the Lady Lions - a team looking to strengthen its program.
The result was a lopsided 71-26 win for the Lady Bearcats.
All one needed to see was the first quarter as the Lady 'Cats rolled to a 29-3 lead at the end of eight minutes of play.
"It's hard to say it was a good game by looking at the score," SHHS head coach Heather McGee said, "but my girls gave a good effort and played hard. I'm really proud of them.
"We are really working here to get better and after playing a team like Dexter, hopefully we will get better."
After trailing 46-8 at the half, McGee told her troops, "not to worry about the halftime score. Just play hard no matter what and lets keep a good attitude.
"Hopefully tonight my girls saw something in this Dexter team that they want and will work to achieve."
Dexter (2-0) looked just as strong out of the gates as it did in its season opener last Thursday.
"We really came out strong and aggressive again," Dexter head coach Gavin Miller said of his team. "The situation in this game really allowed us to work on some different things, a tight man to man and some other set plays.
"Our big thing is that we just have to get better by Thursday and cut down on the silly turnovers," he continued. "I really expect a good game out of this Doniphan team and if we don't work hard, they can come into our gym and beat us."
Dexter got on the board early, but SHHS answered back as Steph Wadley drained her first of two field goals in the half - the Lady Lions only field goals in the half.
From there it was all-Dexter as they went on a 27-1 run, sparked by eight points from Taylor Nelson , six from Rachel Blunt, four apiece from Natalie Hayes, Jessica Fowler and Mallory Kennedy.
Molly Burleson also notched her first career varsity three in the first quarter.
SHHS's (2-3) other lone point came from Brook Shrum on 1-of-2 shooting from the stripe.
On the night, the Lady Lions rang up exactly half of their points from the stripe going 13-of-17 from the free throw line, including Emily Jamerson's 8-of-10 performance.
Dexter was also solid from the line, going 13-of-16 on the night.
Dexter was also solid on the boards.
Blunt posted a double-double with her game-high 20 points and 13 rebounds (6 offensive). Fowler nabbed six missed shots and Nelson 5.