Red Boiling Springs started their district schedule with a trip to Goodpasture last Tuesday night.The Lady Bulldogs quickly jumped out to a 14-11 lead behind the hot shooting of Katie Heady who hit two long 3 pointers while point guard Haley Davis knocked down two short jumpers and Senior post Cayley Tuck contributed 4 first quarter points. The Lady Bulldogs increased their lead to 27-19 at halftime as Maggie Isenberg and Macy Raines both had 2 point baskets. Heady hit another 3 pointer while Tuck added 4 points and Shaylee Ellingson made 2 free throws.
Red Boiling Springs came out flat in the third quarter and the Lady Cougars shots started to fall and the 8 point lead the Lady Bulldogs enjoyed at halftime was quickly cut to 5 with the score of 34-29 going into the fourth quarter. The Lady Cougars fought back to tie the game at 35 all with 1:42 left in the game. Both teams turned the ball over twice and that is when Kennedy Fleming grabbed a rebound and made a layup to give the Lady Bulldogs a 37-35 lead with 31 seconds showing on the clock. The Lady Bulldogs Maggie Isenberg stole the ball and was fouled and she converted the back end of 2 free throws. The Lady Cougars turned the ball over again and Shaylee Ellingson put the game out of reach with a free throw to give the Lady Bulldogs a 39-35 victory.
One big stat that shows how important defense is was the Lady Bulldogs scoring only 12 second half points but their defense shut down the Lady Cougars holding them to zero points the last 2 minutes of the game At times the Lady Bulldogs offense was missing but they played great defense the entire game.
Scoring totals for the Lady Bulldogs was: Katie Heady 9 points, Cayley Tuck 8 points, Haley Davis 6 points, Kennedy Fleming and Shaylee Ellingson each had 5 points, Maggie Isenberg 4 points, and Macy Raines scored 2 points.
Goodpasture has one of the best boys team in the private sector anywhere in the state. They showed just how good they are against the Bulldogs by forcing the Bulldogs to turn the ball over and thus getting easy baskets. To be honest with Bulldogs fans you could say they put a old fashioned whipping on an outclassed Bulldog team.
Points were very hard to come by for the Bulldogs as the Cougars shut down any easy baskets and denied almost every shot. The Bulldogs trailed 15-7 after the first quarter and the Cougars increased their lead to 35-16 at halftime. That lead increased to 62-23 after three quarters and your final score was 74-27. The one good thing that the Bulldogs did was they never quit trying and they fought hard until the final horn sounded to end the game.
Scoring totals for the Bulldogs was: Elijah Byfield 10 points, Jordan Powell 7 points, Hunter Kirk 4 points, Matthew Murphy 3 points, Justin Bergdorff 2 points, and Kendall Thompson 1 point.
The games are district ones and a very good team in Watertown is next on the schedule for the Bulldogs. That game is also on the road. The next home game is this coming Friday when Gordonsville visits the Dog Pound.