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Lady Bulldogs by 53 points to rival

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  • Bel Kennedy goes for a lay up during last Friday’s home game against Boerne. BULLETIN PHOTO/Tracy Thayer
    Bel Kennedy goes for a lay up during last Friday’s home game against Boerne. BULLETIN PHOTO/Tracy Thayer

The cross-town rivalry between Boerne and Bandera heated up Friday night as the Lady Greyhounds took a big bite out of the Lady Bulldogs on the basketball court. The Greyhounds controlled the play and came away the winners scoring 78 points to Bandera’s 25.

The Greyhounds used their height and shooting skills to their advantage during the first quarter holding the Bulldogs to just 2 points, which resulted from a single basket made by senior Avery Oullette. The Greyhounds made 33 unanswered points during the first quarter which started them on a rush to the finish line.

Starting the second quarter senior Katie Dibrell made a 3 pointer from the top of the key to help the Bulldogs get on the scoreboard. Several Bulldog players drew foul shots but could not convert those opportunities into full point scores. The Bulldogs went into the locker room at half time looking at only 9 points on their side of the board to Boerne’s 55 points. The Greyhounds had a slick game going and it showed their skills off well to the crowd.

Summer Haby started off the third quarter with a goal earning the Bulldogs needed points. Dibrell shot another three pointer from her usual left side position. Avery Oullette fought to take possession of the ball and showed her scrappy side. The Bulldogs managed to get 16 points on the scoreboard, but the Greyhounds overwhelmed them at 69 points.

In the final quarter, the Lady Bulldogs fought till the end. Stella Calderon made a goal and Gabriella Barrera, Summer Haby and Bel Kennedy all got their chances at the foul line. Tatum Trevino made a steal and passed the ball to Haby for an easy two. Hannah Edwards stole the ball from Boerne and started a fast break.

Individually the Bulldogs made some good plays, but their teamwork seemed a bit rusty. Overreliance on a limited number of offensive plays made the Bulldog strategy easy to read which Boerne capitalized on. The game ended in a defeat for the Lady Bulldogs but hopefully a lesson learned as well. The Lady Bulldogs will travel to Wimberley to play the Lady Texans on January 11 and will return home on Friday, January 14 to play Davenport’s Lady Wolves.