Lady Bulldogs end regular season defeating Conway, start districts by beating Sparta 59-37
The Gainesville High School Lady Bulldogs basketball team earned the Summit Conference championship for the fourth consecutive year when they defeated Conway 65-20 on Thursday, Feb. 16,
“It was great to finish our home schedule on a positive note by clinching the Summit Conference championship,” said Gainesville coach Morris Jenkins. “We sent our seniors out with a good senior night game. Our goal has been to stay focused on playing as a team and being as good as we can be together. I felt we demonstrated that in this game.”
Seniors Destiny Scott and Michia Jenkins, along with their parents, were recognized. Michia was also recognized and presented with a basketball commemorating the 1,000 points she has scored in her high school career.
Junior Annie Noah led the scoring with 20 points, followed by Aspyn Britt with 15 and Michia Jenkins with 14. Destiny Scott scored 5, Shai Meek added 4. Natalie and Chasity chipped in 3 each and Cassie Carlo scored 1.
Annie led in rebounds with 12. Aspyn Britt led in assists with 8, followed by Shelby Smith with 3. Destiny Scott led in steals with 7.
The Lady Bulldogs, seeded first in the Class 2 District 4 tournament, played Sparta in the first round of the tournament in Sparta. Gainesville won 59-37.
Michia Jenkins led the scoring with 21, followed by Destiny with 15, Annie with 10, Shai with 7 and Aspyn with 6.
The Lady Bulldogs played Plato, seeded fourth with a 15-11 record, in the semifinals Tuesday. Results of the game were unavailable at press time. Norwood and Hartville are also vying for the chance to play for the district championship set for 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24.
<p>At the Lady Bulldogs’ last home game Thursday, Feb. 16, Gainesville senior Michia Jenkins was recognized for surpassing 1,000 points in her high school career.</p>