GALLATIN - The last time Portland defeated Station Camp on the hardwood current Lady Bison head coach Miranda Cravens patrolled the purple and white sidelines.
Since leaving Portland for Station Camp in May of 2017, the former Lady Panthers head coach is 5-0 against her former team.
The latest victory came Friday night at home, defeating the Lady Panthers 53-31.
Portland lead only once against the Lady Bison, an 8-7 advantage that lasted nearly 30 seconds in the first quarter, before the thundering herd came marching back for the lead.
Station Camp closed out the final 9:30 of the first half on a 24-4 run essentially putting the game to bed.
“We talked about that after the game that the second quarter really helped us win,” Station Camp head coach Miranda Cravens said. “We didn’t have a great third quarter so that cushion really helped us close it out.”
Leading 31-12 at the half, Station Camp never could find the bottom of the basket scoring just nine points, but neither could the Lady Panthers as they converted just four field goals.
“Right now we don’t know who our go-to player is to score,” Portland head coach Scott Steinbrecher said. “We don’t have a go-to player. We have girls that can shoot, but then we have girls that don’t try to score and that is a problem.”
The Lady Bison outscored Portland 13-6 in the final quarter to seal the 18 point victory.
“That is the worst we have played defensively all season,” Steinbrecher said.
Portland (4-4, 0-2) will be back in action against Smith County on Dec. 17 while the Lady Bison (5-3, 1-1) take on Cookeville on Dec. 16.
Girls Box Score
Station Camp (53): Faith Eubank 14, Marisa Wirtz 11, Taija Carey 11, Riley Rose 8, Maren Franchak 4, Tinsley Thompson 3, Summer Carey 2.
Portland (31): Abbie Tomlinson 8, Rayleigh Hester 6, Daley McCloud 6, Lexie Williams 6, Katie McCloud 4, Lillie Whitehead 1.