Led by Teagin Pruitt’s 51 points in the Davis Tournament, Lexington pocketed victories over Ringling and Roff’s Junior Varsity in last weekend’s Davis Tournament.
Pruitt splashed three treys in a close loss to Marietta in the opening round, 54-51, when he had a game-high 23 points.
The Bulldogs knocked off Ringling, 43-36 and slammed Roff’s JV, 79-54 with head coach JD Beck sweeping the bench.
A total of 13 players scored for Lexington in the game with four players in double figures. Pruitt and Drew Dierking led the pack with a dozen each. Heath Winterton and Seth Pearman both finished with 10. Winterton canned 27 points in the three games.
The 2-5 Bulldogs are gaining valuable experience.
“This year’s team is filled with inexperienced players who have not played at the varsity level before,” Beck said.
“What I’m most proud of is the hard work and effort we continue to show game in and game out. We have shown confidence and learning the game of basketball.
“We have been led by Teagin Pruitt and Heath Winterton. Both players are returning starters and have really played well for us.
“Carter Moore is a senior who has stepped up in the last couple of games and gave us some passion and scoring.
The Lady Bulldogs also won a pair of games in the tournament.
After an opening round loss at the hands of Ringling, 53-47, the Lady ‘Dawgs fought back to defeat Marietta’s JV, 43-38, and edged Sasakwa 35-34.
Harley Salisbury paced the Lady Bulldog offense cutting the strings for 34 points in the three games in the tournament.
Abby Sample averaged 10 per outing finishing the tournament with 30 points.
“We had multiple kids step up in the tournament,” head coach Derek Clark said. “We had girls playing in different spots and without our point guard and leading scorer all week.
With Bridge Creek looming Friday, the Lady ‘Dawgs are looking forward to the challenge.
“Bridge Creek has a great post kid that plays well inside and out. She may be the best player in the conference,” Clark said.
Lexington was 3-4 heading into Tuesday night’s game at Purcell.
Next week Lexington will be playing in the Grady County Tournament.