Shelby Miller went a perfect 4-for-4 from long range Thursday in capturing her game-high 12 points, and the Bethel Lady Wildcats dropped the hammer on Blanchard, 52-30, in the first round of the Newcastle Tournament.

Shelby Miller went a perfect 4-for-4 from long range Thursday in capturing her game-high 12 points, and the Bethel Lady Wildcats dropped the hammer on Blanchard, 52-30, in the first round of the Newcastle Tournament.

Bry Flanagan added 11 points, and Genna Robinson supplied 10 as the Lady Wildcats improved to 9-7.

Bethel held a commanding 20-6 first-quarter lead, and expanded that into a 33-17 halftime advantage.

Kylie Garrett led Blanchard with seven points.

Bethel will take on Westmoore at 7 p.m. Friday in the semifinals.

Note: Report compiled by Jason Smith.