Although getting close to winning, just about all the Lady Braves can say right now as they suffered another close loss to the Lady Bulldogs of RBSJH by a score of 39-33.
The Lady Bulldogs are being coached by Lori Powell while Coach Kerri Huffines is out sick. The Lady Bulldogs came out cold from the floor in the first quarter and trailed after the first stanza 11-8. Kaylena Hatcher, Cayley Tuck and Grayce Crouch each scored a basket while Bailey Morgan scored 2 free throws.
With a lot of fouls being called, at times, this game got out of hand. The Lady Bulldogs made 6 free throws while scoring only one basket and found themselves trailing at the half by a score of 21-16. Lady Bulldog scoring in the second quarter came from Shaylee Ellingson with 3 free throws, Bailey Morgan had a basket and free throw, Abby Tuck and Caylie Gann both made free throws.
Then you could tell that Coach Powell got on these kids pretty good because they came out in the third quarter and lit the scoreboard. Cayley Tuck led the way with 3 big baskets, Lauren Henson knocked down 2 big baskets. Caylie Gann made 3 free throws and Bailey Morgan got into the act with a basket. The Lady Bulldogs now led the Lady Braves by a score of 31-26 and the Lady Bulldogs had a lead they would never relinquish.
There has got to be a lot of credit given to Defeated for their outstanding coaching and the kids playing hard. They just run out of gas on this night.
In Boy’s action, the last time these two teams met it was a close game but tonight the Bulldogs wasted little time as they roared out to a lead and never looked back as they defeated the Braves by a score of 61-26.
The Bulldogs gave the ball to Elijah Byfield in the first quarter and he responded by having his best quarter of the season by scoring 10 points. Bailey Anderson had 3 baskets and Michael Tirjan and Chase Long each had 2 points.
Byfield scored 2 more baskets in the second quarter as did Jordan Powell. Josh Tirjan, Michael Tirjan, Kaleb Stacey, Jacob Williams, and Justin Bergdorff had one basket each. The half-time score of 38-16 was not run up by the starters but by the bench.
In the third quarter Michael Tirjan got hot and knocked down 3 big baskets while Byfield added 4 more points to give him a career and game high 18 points. Kaleb Stacey made a 3 pointer and Chase Long and Bailey Anderson each scored 2 points. John Russell, Jordan Powell and Kaleb Stacy each had 2 points for the fourth quarter scoring and the Bulldogs had themselves a 61-26 win.
The Bulldogs now must travel to Trousdale County on Thursday night and that game is expected to be a dog fight.