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Lady Bulldogs capture 6A third place

The Red Boiling Springs Lady Bulldogs and the Lady Jackets of Trousdale County played each other for the third time this season.

This time was a lot like the first two times as the Lady Bulldogs won 60-41 to capture third place in District 6A tournament.

The Lady Bulldogs won all three games and this game was very important because the loser not only has to travel but has to face highly rated Whitwell High School, who won the district 5A championship, but a team who sports a 26-4 record for this season. The Lady Bulldogs will travel to Van Buren County and both games will be played on Friday night Feb. 28th.

The Lady Bulldogs led 16-8 after the first quarter and 30-20 at halftime. The Lady Bulldogs turned to first team district player Kennedy Fleming who scored 19 first half points while Haley Davis and Briley Morgan each made a three pointer, and Claire Fleming made a two point basket. The Lady Bulldogs led 48-32 after three quarters thanks to Haley Davis who made three shots from long distance and Morgan who also had a three pointer. Claire Fleming and Liz Anderson also made two point baskets.

The Lady Jackets gave a great effort but they have a matchup problem trying to guard the Lady Bulldogs who are hard to beat when they shoot the three ball well, the Lady Bulldogs were 9 of 16 from three point range. Just how important is the three point shot to the Lady Bulldogs? In their wins over Trousdale and Gordonsville it accounts for 57 points scored from behind the arc.

Scoring totals for the Lady Jackets was: Claire Belcher 14 points, Tori Simmons 9 points, Morgan White 6 points, Kailen Donoho and Kirsten Eversole each scored 5 points, and Chloe Donoho had 2 points. Scoring totals for the Lady Bulldogs was: Kennedy Fleming 31 points, Haley Davis 13 points, Liz Anderson 8 points, Briley Morgan 6 points, and Claire Fleming 4 points.