ElDo Lady Bulldogs finish second in Skyline tournament

Posted January 23, 2014 at 11:09 am

The Lady Bulldogs entered the Skyline tournament with the number one seed and a first round match up with Wheatland. The lady bulldogs led from start using pressure defense and transition offense to score quickly. The lady bulldogs had a 28-1 advantage in the first quarter and never looked back finishing the game with a win 74-13. Leading the lady bulldogs in scoring was Alexa Schaaf 15, Rachel Bush and Kameron Schaaf 10 and becky Jennings with eight.

This led to a rematch from the week before with Weaubleau on Tuesday night for the chance to play in the championship game. Once again the lady bulldogs were able to force many turnovers in the first quarter to gain an early 24-2 lead. From that point on the lady bulldogs played even with Weaubleau finishing with a second round victory 60-26. Leading the lady bulldogs in scoring was Alexa Schaaf 16, Kameron Schaaf 12, Kinli Simmons 11 and Rachel Bush and Taylor Witt seven.

The final game of the Skyline tournament was against a familiar foe in the host team Skyline Lady Tigers. In the first tournament of the season the Lady Bulldogs defeated the lady tigers by one to claim first place in the Warsaw tournament. The Lady Bulldogs and Lady Tigers both came out swinging in the first quarter trading baskets for much of the quarter, but the Lady Tigers were able to capitalize from outside hitting three 3’s in the quarter and taking an early 17-13 lead. In the second quarter the Lady Bulldogs struggled to score and Skyline was able to push their lead out to 11 taking a 29-18 lead into the half. In the third quarter the lady bulldogs were able to get some momentum cutting the lead down to eight points going into the fourth quarter. In the fourth quarter the lady bulldogs turned up the pressure forcing some turnovers and cutting Skyline’s lead to just three points, but that would be as close as they could get as Skyline was able to convert freethrows at the end giving the Lady Bulldogs their second loss of the season 47-56. Leading the Lady Bulldogs in scoring was Alexa Schaaf 14, Kameron Schaaf 12 and Madison Mays six. “The girls played extremely hard, but we just struggled to make shots from the outside. Every time we would get some momentum and cut into their lead Skyline would hit a three and put us back down.”