On Monday, Feb. 18, the El Dorado Springs Lady Bulldogs traveled to Butler to take on the Lady Eagles of Holden in the first round of the Class 3 District 13 tournament.
The Lady Bulldogs were able to take control of the game from the beginning building a 30-point lead before the half. In the second half, the Lady Bulldogs maintained control and finished the game with a 70-37 victory.
Leading the Lady Bulldogs in scoring was Alexa Schaaf 17, Kinli Simmons 13 and Madison Mays with 12.
Coach Beau Swopes said,”We shot the ball extremely well and our defense was able to force them into quite a few turnovers, which led to easy baskets.”
On Wednesday, Feb. 20, the Lady Bulldogs once again traveled to Butler this time to take on the Lady Tigers of Stockton in the semi-finals of the district tournament.
The Lady Bulldogs started out well as they were able to force Stockton into some early turnovers in the first quarter, but the Lady Tigers were able to keep pace as they went on a run to end the first. In the second quarter, the Lady Bulldogs were once again able to capture the lead with some timely passing and good defense taking a lead into half time with the score 25-19.
In the third quarter, the Lady Bulldogs struggled to find their range as Stockton held them to just two points and Stockton was able to take the lead going into the fourth quarter up 31-27. The fourth quarter watched both teams hit big shots, but the Lady Bulldogs weren’t able to pull it out in the end losing by a final score of 43-47.
Leading the Lady Bulldogs in scoring was Kaili Simmons 11, Rachel Bush 9 and Taylor Witt 8.
This ended the season for the Lady bulldogs who finished with a 18-8 record, second place finishes in the Warsaw and Clinton tournament, a third place finish in the Skyline Tournament, multiple all-tournament team members, two players who scored their 1,000th point for their careers in Kaili Simmons and Alexa Schaaf and two All-District team members in Kaili Simmons and Alexa Schaaf.
Coach Swopes said, “I’m upset the season is over, but I’m very happy with how hard the girls worked this year. They came to practice every day ready to work and left everything on the floor. We lose two great seniors in Kaili Simmons and Kate Sibley, but we have a really good group of girls who will return for us next year.”
2012-13 El Dorado Springs Girls Basketball players: Kaili Simmons, Kate Sibley, Alexa Schaaf, Madison Mays, Makenzie Schwalm, Rachel Bush, Taylor Witt, Claire Silvers, Kinli Simmons, Kameron Schaaf, Cameron McPeak, Becky Jennings, Tessa Durnell and Hannah Kruckenburg.
KAILI SIMMONS – tallied her 1,000th career point during a game against Adrian before Christmas. She was named to the 2013 Class 3 All District 13 team.
ALEXA SCHAAF – scored her 1,000th career point against Butler a couple of weeks ago. She was named to the 2013 Class 3 All District 13 team.