by Coach Beau Swopes
On Saturday, Jan. 5, the El Dorado Springs Lady Bulldogs traveled to Skyline for the first round of the Skyline Tournament.
In the first round, the 3 seed El Dorado Springs Lady Bulldogs took on the 6 seed Lady Tigers of Stoutland. The Lady Bulldogs started the game out very sluggish as their defense had a hard time stopping the Lady Tigers in the first quarter. The Lady Bulldogs were able to finish off the quarter well gaining the advantage 15-14. In the 2nd quarter the Lady Bulldogs really picked it up on the offensive end outscoring the Lady Tigers by 15 taking 40-25 lead into half time. In the second half the Lady Bulldogs kept up the attack, this time on the defensive end, holding the Lady Tigers to only 7 points and securing a 62-32 win in the first round.
Leading the Lady Bulldogs in scoring was Kaili Simmons 20, Kameron Schaaf 12 and Alexa Schaaf 11.
On Tuesday, the Lady Bulldogs headed back to Skyline to take on the #2 seeded Lady Eagles of Fair Grove. The Lady Bulldogs struggled to get anything going in the first quarter and the Lady Eagles couldn’t be stopped taking a 22-6 lead into the second quarter. Defensively the Lady Bulldogs picked up the pressure, but on the offensive end they couldn’t seem to buy a basket going into the half down 30-9.
In the second half, the Lady Bulldogs were able to put some baskets together and outscored the Lady Eagles 18-15, but that would be as close as they could get losing the second round game 61-40.
Leading the Bulldogs in scoring was Kaili Simmons and Alexa Schaaf each with 12.
On Friday, the Lady Bulldogs took on the Lady Tigers of Weaubleau in the third place game of the Skyline tournament.
The Lady Bulldogs came out with good defensive pressure and offensive execution as they took a 1st quarter lead of 20-10. In the second quarter, the Lady Bulldogs were able to push their lead out by 4 more points as they took a half time advantage of 33-19.
In the second half, the Lady Tigers mounted a come back scoring 9 unanswered points dropping ElDo’s lead to 5, but the Lady Bulldogs fought back and push the lead back out to 12, winning 62-50.
Leading the Lady Bulldogs in scoring was Alexa Schaaf 24 and Taylor Witt 10.