Last week the Lexington Lady Bulldogs dropped two games. A 62-40 contest with Davis and a 50-37 contest with Marlow.
“We’re in a good spot. The record may not show it, but if we make a couple plays here or there, we could be 2-0. We’re getting better each game, brick by brick,” said head coach Jacobi Couch.
In Friday night’s loss to Marlow, Lexington was right there with them through the first half, just down 26-21 at the break.
But, the third quarter was the difference in the game. Marlow outscored the Lady ‘Dawgs 13-4.
“We had some mental mistakes in the third quarter. We weren’t as focused and didn’t respond well.”
Addi Lippel led the team with 10 points in the game. Maddison Manuel added nine.
Last Tuesday the Lady ‘Dawgs ran into Davis who had a great shooting night, according to Couch.
Offensive production was slow in the first half as Lexington was down 33-15 at the break.
But, Lexington’s nets heated up as they nearly matched Davis’ second-half scoring, 29-25.
Rylee Beason was the lone Lady ‘Dawg in double figures with 14. But, eight girls scored points in the game including Landri Bean (7) and Mackenzie Manuel (7), Natalie Dicksion with five, Lippel had three, Abby Sample had two and Maddison Manuel and Kora Parker each had one.
“The girls competed and played hard but it just wasn’t our night. The first game jitters were there.
“This was the first game with a new coach and a new system so they are all still learning,” Couch said.
Lexington was scheduled to host Pauls Valley on Tuesday then travel to Washington next Tuesday, December 13.
The Lexington Bulldogs started their season with a 50-42 win over Davis. But ended their week dropping a 76-48 contest with Marlow.
Three ‘Dawgs were in double figures in the win over the Wolves. Ty Mixon led the team with 13 points. Drew Dierking and Zeke Faulkenberry had 11 points each.
Lexington was down by one at the half, 28-27. But, they came out and outscored Davis in the third and fourth quarters to get the 8 point win.
“It was an intense game and both teams gave great effort but it’s always great to start the season with a win,” head coach Tyler Thetford said.
Friday night, despite slow scoring the first half, Lexington’s offense heated up the second half and they outscored the Outlaws 16-12 in the final quarter.
“We started slow and they got a big lead to start and it was an uphill battle from there.
“The game may have been lopsided, but I’m proud of how the team took care of the basketball,” Thetford said.
Eight Bulldogs scored in the loss with Ezra Faulkenberry leading the way with 16 points.
Through two games the Bulldogs have committed an average of 10 turnovers per game. Thetford has emphasized ball control and set a goal to be under 10 turnovers per game.
The Bulldogs were set to host Pauls Valley on Tuesday night and then travel to Washington next Tuesday, December 13.
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