Walnut Ridge’s Bailey Augustine shoots a layup during the first round of the 3A State Basketball Tournament at Charleston. The Lady Bobcats suffered a 49-65 loss at Charleston on March 3.

A huge game by Walnut Ridge’s Bailey Augustine couldn’t prevent the Lady Bobcats from falling to Central Arkansas Christian 65-49 in the first round of the 3A State Basketball Tournament on March 3 at Charleston.

Augustine finished with 44 points, including all 27 of Walnut Ridge’s first-half total.

The game was tied 14-all at the end of the first quarter before CAC edged into a 29-27 lead at the intermission. The Lady Mustangs pulled away in the second half, opening a 43-37 lead in the third quarter and outscoring Walnut Ridge 22-12 in the final period to secure the victory.

The Lady Bobcats ended the season with a 22-8 record.

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