After a slow first half, the Lady Bulldogs spotted the Squaws 17 points halfway through the 3rd quarter. During a 30 second timeout, the Lady Bulldogs made the commitment to taking care of business. Although the Ladies came up short that night they overcame the 17 point deficit to pull with in two. Having to foul to get the ball and keep time on the clock the Lady Bulldogs lost 44 to 50.
A game was lost but a lesson learned that night which carried over into holiday practice and drove the team to put up a win against Dilley on Jan. 2. Leading in scoring was Lindsey McNeill with 16 on the night followed by Kelley Barker and Brittany Pullin with 8 a piece. Also scoring for the Ladies were Megan Cruz and Allison Dugger with 2 each, Lindsey Ammann with 5, and Stephanie Saenz with one.
Against Dilley the Lady Bulldogs took the lead early and ran with it. Lead my outstanding defense from the start and board clearing rebounds the Lady Bulldogs jumped out to an 18 to 6 first quarter. Going into half time the team was up 36 to 12 with the confidence to push through for a strong second half. The team had been working toward playing a hard 4 quarters. During the third match up of the district season the Lady Bulldogs seemed to find their pace and set a style of play familiar to them. Saenz lead the scoring against the Wolves putting up 11 points followed by Dugger with 9. Also scoring was Pullin with 8 while Ammann and Barker tossed in 6 each. Ashley Gutierrez and McNeill were good to light the board with 4 each and Harli Benham added 3 while Tina Tollackson and Cruz rounded out the scoring with 2 a piece. The Lady Bulldogs are now 2 and 1 in district play and will be traveling to Cotulla on Tuesday to face the Cowgirls before having a night off.