The Basketball season at Red Boiling Springs High School is officially over as both the Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs lost to Jackson County on consecetive nights.The Lady Bulldogs lost at home last Monday night to the Lady Blue Devils by a final score of 54-30.The Bulldogs traveled to Jackson County last Tuesday and the Blue Devils won 64-51.
First the Girls game--The Lady Bulldogs lost both regular season games to the Lady Blue Devils but high hopes for a upset in the Dog Pound last Monday Night in Regional play were dashed in the first quarter as The Lady Blue Devils posted a shutout in leading 17-0.The Lady Bulldogs tried everything but on this night the Lady Blue Devils were the better team and extended that first quarter to 26-11 at halftime.Senior Wing McKenzie Hix had 5 of those second quarter points while Cayley Tuck and Kaitlyn McCarter both scored 3 points each.
The Lady Bulldogs had match up problems with the Lady Blue Devils all night long just like the regular season games.Jackson County enjoyed a size advantage at every position and that is a obstacle that is hard to overcome.The Lady Bulldogs just could not find very many open shots.
Lady Bulldog Head Coach Dustin McKinnie tried some different combinations but they still could not score against a very talented team that goes 10 deep without losing a beat.The Lady Bulldogs scored a total of 30 points for the entire game but 13 of those points came from the free throw line.
Scoring totals for the game for the Lady Bulldogs-Cayley Tuck led with 11 points-Mckenzae Hix-7 points-Reserve Tamara Murphy-4 points while Kaitlyn McCarter plus Hannah Smith and Maggie Isenberg each scored 3 points.Macy Raines came off the bench to score 2 points.
The Basketball Program now says good bye to Senior Kaitlyn McCarter and McKanzie Hix and after having the pleasure to watch these young ladies play Basketball and grow up right before our eyes we can without a doubt say our School has produced 2 outstanding young ladies on and off the court.We wish you the very best.
The Boys Game was fast paced with both teams shooting the ball very well but turnovers kept this game a low scoring one.The Bulldogs got balanced scoring in the first quarter with Brince Crouch scoring 4 points and Nick Deckard plus Zane Roberts and Alex Mullinex each had a 2 point basket while Chance Asberry nailed a 3 pointer and a 17-13 score in favor of the Blue Devils was a lead that inspired the Bulldogs to play better.
The second quarter was mostly Brince Crouch who scored 8 points plus Zane Roberts nailed a 3 pointer an a half time score of 32-25 the Bulldogs figured they had a good chance to come out and maybe suprise the Blue Devils and grab a lead going into the fourth quarter.
Jackson County was the team that got hot in the third quarter outscoring the Bulldogs by 9 points to take a 51-37 leat to the 4th quarter.Brince Crouch had 9 of the Bulldogs 12 points in the quarter and reserve Elijah Byfield had the outher 3 points.
The Bulldogs had one final run in the fourth quarter cutting the Blue Devil lead to 8 points but Jackson County scored 5 quick points and put this game out of reach and won going away 64-51.
Scoring totals for the Bulldogs-Brince Crouch led the Bulldogs with 28 points followed by Zane Roberts with 7 points-Asberry with 6 points-Byfield-5 points-Alex Mullinex-3 points and Nick Deckard finished with 2 points.
The Bulldog Basketball program now says goodbye to four Seniors that have started almost every game of their Career at Red Boiling Springs. Our community now says thanks to each and every one of our seniors for all the hard work and the effort that they gave on and off the court to make all Bulldog fans very proud of all 4 of you.
Thanks to the Parents and fans that supported our kids and let’s all hope we will be around next Basketball season. Now It’s time for softball and baseball, so get out and support your Bulldogs.