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Lexington’s season ends

Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs knocked in Regionals


The Bulldogs were knocked out of the postseason in the Regional tournament by Kellyville last Friday, 72-57.

“We were evenly matched with Kellyville, but they went on a run to begin the game and we struggled to score in the first quarter,” head coach Kyle Wells said.

The Ponies jumped out to an 18-6 lead after the first quarter. Lexington chipped away in the second, but were still down 34-24 at halftime.

“We got in some foul trouble in the first half. It’s difficult to keep any momentum when key players are sitting on the bench.”

Both team closely matched in the second half, but the Bulldogs had trouble overcoming the deficit.

Ty Mixon was Lexington’s leading scorer with 17. Drew Dierking and Zeke Faulkenberry joined him in double figures with 15 and 14, respectively.

Dove Science

Last Thursday, Lexington had a lopsided win over Dove Science, 73-31, in their Regional game at Washington.

“The Dove Science game was a good time to get everyone some playing time. We were able to sit the starters the entire second half,” Wells said.

Lexington ran roughshod over the Rockets, amassing a 57-13 halftime lead.

Eleven Bulldogs scored in the win, led by Faulkenberry’s 17 points. Mixon (15) and Elijah Pearman (13) also had double digit scoring. Dierking added eight points while Reagan Smith had seven.

The Bulldogs finished the season with an 11-15 record.

“Overall, we had a pretty good season. There were distractions, but the players did a good job of handling them.”

Wells was proud of his team finishing the season with double digit wins, a Consolation championship at the Wynnewood tournament, and a second place finish at the Davis tournament.

“The season can always be better, but we accomplished a lot. We had a great group of seniors – they are going to be missed and extremely hard to replace.”

Seniors lost to graduation are Faulkenberry, Mixon, Dierking, Hunter Olson, Gage LaGace, Skylar Rollins and Tucker Flemming.


The Lady ‘Dawgs were in Washington last week take on the Warriors in the first round of the Regional tournament. They lost 60-24.

“We knew it would be tough; Washington is the best team in the state. I think our girls battled and competed. They outplayed us in the first half, but we came out ready to play in the second half,” head coach Jacobi Couch said.

Washington jumped out to a 38-9 halftime lead and continued their hot streak, outscoring Lexington 22-15 in the second half.

The loss to Washington sent Lexington to the Consolation bracket where they faced Kiefer in Kellyville last Friday.

It was a close game, but the Lady ‘Dawgs came up short, 45-40.

“We put ourselves in a good position to win just down by one point at halftime, but the ball didn’t bounce our way,” Couch said.

Scoring was tight in the first  half, as Kiefer held a 25-24 halftime lead. Lexington was outscored in the second half 20-16.

Addi Lippel led the way for Lexington with 12 points. Natalie Dicksion added six and Abby Sample added five.

The Lady Bulldogs finished with a 12-14 record and a District championship.

“Many will say we exceeded expectations, but I think we had a lot more to do. We had double digit wins and placed in every tournament we played in. I’m proud of the girls this season, but I wish we were still playing.

“In the grand scheme of things, it went well. We’ll build on this momentum going into next year,” Couch said.

Six seniors are lost to graduation including Sample, Dicksion, Jordan Hardy, Charli Moore, Kiely Givens and Landri Bean.

“This group of seniors will be missed. Abby is a quiet leader who is calm and has done things right. Natalie works hard and shows up everyday. Landri’s toughness is what we’ll miss. She plays at a high level. Kiely’s size is hard to replace. She’s fun-loving and plays physical. She’s always smiling. Charli was a vocal leader for our team. She worked hard and was a go-to for everyone. Jordan handled the ball with confidence and was another vocal leader for us.”

Couch, though he will miss this group of seniors, said he’s excited about the young girls coming up and the program they are building at Lexington.

“We’re building something special.”


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