Down week for Lady Bulldogs

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The North Zulch Girls Basketball team had a tough week losing to Moulton High School by 40 points, and their game on Friday against Round Top-Carmine was cancelled.

Head Coach Kimberly Branch, while discussing the loss, said, “We played a very solid Moulton team. For being young, we did a lot of good things. Our senior point guard, Emma Baker, handled the pressure of a very strong press.”

The Lady Bulldogs struggled in a home loss to the Moulton Lady Bobkats on Dec. 19, 73-33. North Zulch had difficulty shooting, and defending all game. The Lady Bulldogs were only able to score 4 points in the first quarter, and gave up 29 points to the Bobkats.

The North Zulch Girls could never find their groove, and after a gaining the insurmountable lead, the Lady Bobkats cruised their way into a victory.

“We have one sophomore and one junior (on varsity),” Branch said. “We have 5 seniors, but we really only have 4 with any time on varsity level.

“I’m not making excuses for our team,” she said “It’s just the reality we face going against more experienced teams.”

Branch is optimistic with the young core of players, saying, “Our freshmen, Kate Crocker, Madison Murphy and Cheyanne Wallin, have really gained a lot of valuable experience, and have really contributed a lot to the team.”

The Lady Bulldogs were looking to bounce back and redeem themselves against the Round Top-Carmine Cubs on Dec.22, but the game was canceled because of a scheduling miscommunication. The game was scheduled for a different day by each program. They will not be rescheduling the game.

The Lady Bulldogs get a break for Christmas with their next game at Jonesboro on Friday. Their next home is against district rival Iola High School on Jan. 9, 2018.

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