Gainesville Lady Bulldogs fall to Spokane, defeat Dora
Gainesville’s Lady Bulldogs traveled to Spokane Monday, Jan. 29 and fell to the Lady Owls, 48-36.
“Spokane seemed to execute well and got the ball to their post player, which gave us trouble,” said GHS coach Morris Jenkins. “ We never seemed to to be able to string together any good offensive possessions, you have to give credit to Spokane’s defense. We needed to doa better job of being in attack mode on offense. Spokane got to the free throw line several times more than us, which I attribute to them gettting us out of position defensively with the ball movement and play.”
Players scoring for Gainesville were Cassie Carlo 9, Aspyn Britt 8, Shayla Wages 7, Elizabeth Kinworthy 6 amd Sleby Smith and Erin McKinzie with 3 each.
Wages led in rebounds with 5 and Britt led in assists with 6.
The Bulldogs traveled to Dora to take on the Lady Falcons and came home with a hard-fought 57-41 win. “This was a good win vs. a solid Dora team,” siad Jenkins. “We were able to create some good scoring opportunities with our defense, which is a big plus. We are still hoping to improve at the free throw line, but on a positive note, we did get to the line several times. The girls seemed to have good team energy which is vital to playing well.”
Britt led the scoring with 30 points, followed by fellow senior Shelby Smith with 12. Shayla Wages was also in the double digits with 10 points. Other players scoring were Carlo 6, Natalie Kiger 4, Kinworthy 3 and McKinzie 2. Smith, Carlo and Britt pulled down 6 rebounds each. Britt and Smith led the assist column with 7 and 5, respectively. Smith led in steals with 3.
The Lady Bulldogs host Seymour Thursday, Feb. 8 and Norwood Monday, Feb. 12, which is their last home game.