by Coach Beau Swopes
On Monday, Dec. 10, the Lady Bulldogs traveled to Warsaw for an Ozark Mountain Conference Game. The game started out tight, as both teams were able to score. In the second quarter, the Lady Bulldogs turned up the defense and took a 12 point lead into the half 29-17. The Lady Bulldogs came out of the half on fire as they hit six 3 point shots in the quarter to out score the Wildcat 25-5. In the 4th quarter the Lady Bulldogs were able to hold on to the lead and finish with a 59-35 victory. Leading the the Lady Bulldogs in scoring was Tevi Gurley 16, Reese Schaaf 12, and Brittany Stevens 11.
On Tuesday, the Lady Bulldogs were back at home to face the Lockwood Lady Tigers. Once again, the first quarter saw both teams trade buckets and finished tied at the end of one, 15-15. The second quarter was a mirror image of the first, with the Lady Bulldogs scoring the final bucket to lead 26-24. In the third quarter, the Lady Bulldogs struggled with turnovers and foul trouble to two starters, Lockwood was able to take advantage and go into the 4th with a 3 point lead 31-34. In the 4th, the Lady Bulldogs picked up the scoring and hit timely free throws to take the lead and the win 47-42. Leading the Bulldogs in scoring was Reese Schaaf 22 and Brittany Stevens with 9.
Thursday night, the Lady Bulldogs traveled to take on Cedar County rival Stockton. The Bulldogs took an early lead with great defense 11-2 in the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Lady Tigers of Stockton fought back, but struggled to stop the Lady Bulldogs as they took a 25-12 lead into half time. The second half was a struggle for the Lady Bulldogs, as they dealt with foul trouble again and the Lady Tigers caught fire from the outside. The Lady Bulldogs were outscored 21-11 in the second half, but they were able to hold on to the win 36-33. Leading the Bulldogs in scoring was: Reese Schaaf and Tevi Gurley with 13 points each.
The three wins this week brings the Lady Bulldogs record to 8-2 overall and 3-0 in conference play.