The Red Boiling Springs Lady Bulldogs shocked everyone in district 7A by going on the road and beating the Watertown Lady Tigers by a final score of 46-40.The RBS boys were not so fortunate as they not only suffered a district loss, they lost one of their best players to a shoulder injury for the season. The Bulldogs go down by a final score of 58-26.
The Lady Bulldogs came out on fire scoring the first 10 points of the game mainly behind the Hot shooting of Kaitlyn McCarter who scored 13 first half points while McKenzie Hix chipped in with 7 points as the Lady Bulldogs took a 30-21 lead to the dressing room at halftime. Cayley Tuck had 5 first half points while Hannah Smith made a nice 3 pointer and Shaylee Ellingson came off the bench to score 2 points. The Lady Bulldogs played their best half of basketball this year.
The Lady Tigers came out the second half and managed to hold McCarter and Hix to 1 point each but Cayley Tuck and Ellingson had 5 points each to lead the Lady Bulldog attack. The Lady Bulldogs played great defense holding the Lady Tigers to 9 points in the third quarter while scoring 12 points themselves and at this point this game was out of reach for the Lady Tigers as
The Lady Bulldogs took a 42-30 lead to the fourth quarter. The Lady Bulldogs almost let the Lady Tigers back in this game by missing 6 free throws in the quarter but managed to turn their defense up a notch and came out on top 46-40.
The Lady Bulldogs now stand in a tie atop the district standings with the Lady Tigers and come this Tuesday night Jan 29 the Lady Bulldogs travel to Goodpasture for a big district game having beat Goodpasture earlier at the Dog Pound. Scoring totals for the Lady Bulldogs-McCarter-14 points-Tuck-10 points-Hix-7 points-Smith-6 points-Ellingson (season high) 7 points and Maggie Isenberg finished with 2 points. The Lady Bulldogs played their best game of the year but Tuesday is BIG-BIG-BIG.
The Bulldogs have been playing great ball the last few games but for some reason came out flat and Watertown was ready to play and the Tigers took a first quarter lead of 13-4 and increased their lead to 34-13 at halftime.
The Bulldogs suffered a big loss with a season ending injury to Senior Guard Alex Mullinex who has been the heart and soul for the Bulldogs for the last 3 years. Alex went up for a shot and got hit on the shoulder and had to come out of the game. No fouled was called and all the Bulldogs fans wondered why? The Bulldogs will miss Alex.
The second half was no better for the Bulldogs as they matched their first half in points with 13. This is now a big test for the Bulldogs on just how they respond without Alex for the rest of the season. Their season is not over but they must get it together because the district tournament is just a couple of weeks away. Scoring totals for the Bulldogs: Brince Crouch-6 points-Mullinex and Nick Deckard had 4 points each-Asberry had 3 points as did Michael Tirjan-Chase Long, Jordan Powell, and Elijah Byfield each scored 2 points.