The Wayne Lady Bulldogs were in Alex over the weekend going 1-2 in the tournament.
Head coach Josh Trent and his team started the tournament with a 10 point loss, 43-33, to Wayne.
According to the coach, the Lady Bulldogs had a hard time getting shots to fall and left points at the line, missing 14 free throws.
In the first quarter, scoring was nearly even. But, the second stanza saw the Lady Bulldogs’ nets cool down, notching just three points.
Down 22-16 after two quarters, Wayne came out of the break and increased their offensive output. But, it was not enough to keep up with Allen or overcome their deficit.
Kaylee Madden led the Lady Bulldogs with 10 points. McKenzie Fisher added nine and Lorensa Martinez had eight.
In their second game of the tournament, Wayne beat up on the Lady Tigers of Mountain View/Gotebo, besting them 50-30.
Wayne jumped out in front, scoring 18 in the first quarter. They added 16 more in the second to hold a 34-18 advantage.
Offense cooled down in the second half, as Wayne scored just 16 points. MVG went cold also, adding 12 points of their own.
Three Lady Bulldogs scored 11 in the win. Mayce Trejo, Allie Walk and Fisher held a three-way tie for Wayne’s leading scorer.
Haiden Parker added eight.
“I’m proud of the girls. They played well against the Lady Tigers,” Trent said.
The win over MVG moved the Lady Bulldogs on to face the Lady Longhorns of Alex.
Although Wayne had an early lead, they couldn’t hang on and fell 43-39.
The first quarter of play saw a tight contest with Alex taking the early 12-10 lead.
Wayne outscored the Lady Longhorns 11-5 in the second to take a four point lead into halftime.
Alex came out hot in the second half, outscoring Wayne and retake the lead and win the game.
Parker and Martinez led the team with nine and eight points each.
“The girls played well, but we’re just in a shooting slump right now,” Trent said. “We couldn’t hold on to that early lead.”
Earlier last week Wayne was in AmPo where they fell to the Class 2A, Number four Lady Panthers 50-19.
“AmPo is a very solid team, highly ranked in their class. We did not play our best and were not able to come away with wins,” Trent said.
Six Lady Bulldogs contributed with Allie Walck leading the team with six points.
Wayne is scheduled to host Stratford Friday for Homecoming.
Trent and his Lady Bullogs will be in Marlow starting Monday for the Stephens County tournament. They face Comanche in the opening round at 8 p.m.
Last Thursday Wayne was in Alex facing Mountain View-Gotebo in the first round of the Longhorn Classic.
Despite 19 points from Talon Trent, Wayne was unable to keep up with MVG’s scoring and fell to the Tigers 68-41.
“They boys played pretty well early on, but foul trouble got us in trouble,” Trent said.
Andy Lee and Brannon Lewelling both fouled out. Jr. Perez had four personal fouls and Kaleb Madden and Trent had three.
In their second game of the tournament, Wayne fell to Ninnekah 60-50.
Ninnekah raced out in front in the first quarter, scoring 21 points to Wayne’s eight. However, scoring evened out as the game progressed.
The Bulldogs had a 19 point third quarter, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Owl’s lead.
Despite three Bulldogs fouling out, including two starters in the third quarter, Wayne battled back to make it a close game.
“The boys played hard and were able to battle back even though we had foul trouble. Missed free throws were the difference,” Trent said.
Wayne missed 11 free throws in the loss.
Lewelling, Trent and Lee were all in double figures for the Bulldogs with 15, 13 and 10 respectively.
Last Tuesday, Wayne was in AmPo where they fell the Class 2A Number 10 Panthers 61-29.
“AmPo is solid and we were not able to keep up,” Trent said.
Trent led the Bulldogs with 12 points.
Stratford comes to Wayne Friday night for Homecoming.
Wayne will be in Marlow on Tuesday for the first round of the Stephens County tournament. They play Waurika at 3 p.m.