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Millsap’s Taylor Cotton (24), Kaiti Mizeski (23) and the Lady Bulldogs routed the Venus Lady Bulldogs, 65-23.

The Millsap Lady Bulldogs rebounded from a loss to Poolville late last week in a big way Tuesday evening at home, as the team routed the Venus Lady Bulldogs, 65-23.

Millsap put the pressure on Venus early, exploding for 18 first-quarter points while holding its opponent to a measly two points in the frame.

Venus showed signs of life in the second quarter, outscoring the home team, 10-8 to pull within 26-12 at halftime.

However, the reprieve proved short-lived for Venus, as Millsap stormed back following halftime with a 25-6 run in the third quarter to pull ahead, 51-18 heading into the final frame.

From there, Millsap tacked on another 14 points (compared to five by Venus) in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

The (Millsap) Lady Bulldogs got an explosive performance out of freshman point guard Kelsey Ground, who racked up 19 points, including five three-pointers.

Teammate and junior Kaiti Mizeski added 12 points, while sophomore Stormie Ingersoll finished as Millsap’s third-leading scorer with eight points.

The (Millsap) Lady Bulldogs compete in the McMullen County Tournament Thursday through Saturday, before returning home for a 6:15 p.m. Tuesday bout with Godley.

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