Bulletin Staff Report

MERKEL — The Bangs Lady Dragons improved to 9-3 with victories of 64-48 over Albany and 54-49 over Ponder at the Merkel round-robin tournament Thursday.

In the win over Albany, Bangs led 18-5 after one quarter, 37-18 at halftime and 51-30 through three quarters.

Hillary Evans led Bangs with 14 points, followed by 11 from Danielle Denbow, nine each from Abby Hall and Chelsy Lipsey, five each from Keelee Allen and Nette Evers and four apiece from Drea Evers, Beth Mullins and Keirstin Williams.

Bangs trailed Ponder 16-15 after one period, took a 31-26 halftime lead and led 41-37 after three periods.

Evans had 21 points, trailed by Nette Evers’ nine, eight by Drea Evers, six by Williams, five by Denbow, two each by Hall and Mullins and one point from Lipsey.