Bulldogs fall to Douglass

Posted 1/14/20

The North Zulch Bulldogs basketball dream dropped their final non-district matchup of the season Jan. 7 with a 83-50 home loss to Douglass at NZHS. They will return to the court and remain home to tip off district against Normangee Friday.

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Bulldogs fall to Douglass

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The North Zulch Bulldogs basketball dream dropped their final non-district matchup of the season Jan. 7 with a 83-50 home loss to Douglass at NZHS. They will return to the court and remain home to tip off district against Normangee Friday.

“(Douglass) came out with some stuff that we had not prepared for,” said head coach Matt Kirschner on the loss. “They are starting to change things up and it caught us off guard. We shot the ball extremely well, but it was a night of turnovers and we never got it going.”

Emory Broussard led North Zulch in scoring with 16 points in the loss, including four converted three-point attempts. He was followed by Stephen Harris with eight points in the contest, Haseeb Sattar with six and Eddy Medina and Kaleb Douga with five apiece.

Douglass posted at least 20 points in every quarter except for the fourth, in which they scored 17. All told, the Bulldogs turned the ball over 27 times.

“(Douglass) also shot the ball really well and got a lot of momentum going early,” said Kirschner. “They got us down and we never recovered.”

The loss puts the team’s overall mark to conclude non-district at 11-11 with a week to prepare for Friday’s district opener.

“We have some confidence heading into district play, winning the Richards Tournament really helped with that,” said Kirschner. “We are shooting the ball well of late. We are a balanced team and six of our players have led the team in scoring at different points in the season. All of our guys can score, we just are not sure who it will be each night.”

The Bulldogs are now focused on preparing for their first league matchup against Normangee Friday. Normangee won the district last season with a record of 9-1 while the Bulldogs finished fourth.

The team is making sure they have everything in place offensively and defensively in preparation for the matchup. They will also focus on their energy level heading into the games that matter.

“We will work on our intensity and just getting after it,” said Kirschner. “We took Wednesday off after Douglass and only watched film and lifted weights. Thursday was a really good practice. The kids were enthusiastic and energetic and it was maybe the best practice of the year.”

Kirschner gave the team the weekend off before using the week to prepare for the district opener. The matchup against Normangee is scheduled to tip off at 8 p.m. at NZHS.

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