GREENWOOD — Greenwood senior Kyiah Julian didn't expect to walk on water Tuesday night.

But two good practices certainly made it a possibility.

Julian and junior standout Angela Price set the tone early and Greenwood drilled Siloam Springs, 62-34, five days after a less-than-Greenwood-like 77-51 loss to Vilonia.

"I think after the loss to Vilonia, that really humbled us," Julian said. "We were ready to come back; we don't have any mercy for anyone now."

Julian sparked a first half defensive effort that saw the Lady Bulldogs force 16 turnovers.

Fellow senior Harley Terry felt like the Vilonia loss served as a wake-up call.

"Against Vilonia, we didn't drive to the right spots and we just didn't play well," she said. "We came back and worked really hard in practice, making sure to get our passes down."

Tuesday's effort was a different story. The Lady Bulldogs were able to work the ball to the opening scorer.

"I told the girls, the reason I love being a coach is when you do things right, and the ball moves smoothly and you hit that shot, it's pretty to watch," Greenwood interim coach Matt Bryant said. "I thought we really played well for most of the night."

Bryant said the team had its best practices of the season Sunday and Monday.

"We came back and worked on some things and got ready for Siloam," he said. "Against Vilonia, we had two points in the second quarter, and you're not beating anybody when you score two points in a quarter. I thought we moved the ball well. And our defense was outstanding."

Julian and Price accounted for an 8-0 run to close the half, dropping back-to-back 3-pointers.

Then in the third quarter, super sophomore Jaelin Glass took over on both ends of the court. Her defensive prowess helped Greenwood forced four more Panther turnovers, and Glass played well at the offensive end, too.

She scored 10 of her game-high 15 points in the third quarter.

Siloam Springs 56, Greenwood 27

BOYS — Siloam Springs held Greenwood to just a single field goal in the fourth quarter and coasted to a 56-27 win in 5A-West play Tuesday.

Senior Jack Gaston scored 12 of his game-high 14 points in the first half for the Bulldogs (3-20, 0-11).

The Panthers (8-14, 3-8) led by 12 at the half and then extended the lead to 22 heading to the fourth. Murphy Perkins scored 11 of his 12 points in the second half to lead Siloam Springs.

Evan Sauer added 10.