The RBS Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs Basketball program squared off against their name sake the Bulldogs of Clay County last Tuesday, November 27, in Clay County. The Bulldogs were set to face Pickett County on Friday of the same week, but that game was postponed due widespread illness in Macon County, forcing the schools to close for two days.
Scoring Summary in Girls Action:
First quarter- RBS Lady Bulldogs 7 Celina Lady Bulldogs 13
Second quarter-RBS Lady Bulldogs 20 Celina Lady Bulldogs 26
Third quarter- RBS Lady Bulldogs 32 Celina Lady Bulldogs 43
Final Score- RBS Lady Bulldogs 36 Celina Lady Bulldogs 59
The Lady Bulldogs first half performance was stellar. They were evenly matched with the offense and defense of the Lady Bulldogs of Celina. At the end of the first quarter the Lady Bulldogs were only down by 6. Going into the second quarter, the Lady Bulldogs did not let the Clay County offense out do them. Both teams scored 13 in the second quarter. Going in at halftime, the Lady Bulldogs looked strong and was only down by 6 points. However, after half time, whatever momentum the Lady Bulldogs had the first half of the game did not return during the second half, especially the fourth quarter. The Lady Bulldogs were outscored 12 points by their opponents, leaving the final score with Clay County on top 59 to 36. The Lady Bulldogs attempted 24 two point shots successfully nailing 7 for a total of 29.2%. For three pointers, they shot 16 only hitting 4 for a total of 25%. There were given 21 free throws, hitting 10 of those, for a total of 47.6%. A major factor in the turn around of the game was the Lady Bulldogs 23 turnovers. Individual stats for the RBS Lady Bulldogs was:
#10 Kelsey Jenkins with 6 points, 1 assist, and 1 steal
#12 Ashlyn Murphy with 2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assist, and 3 steals
#14 Kailtyn McCarter with 1 assist
#40 Katie Hix with 6 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 steals
#50 Kalisha Lynch with 8 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, and 3 steals
#52 Emily Gregory with 1 assist
And having another big game was #35 Mayson Burgener with 14 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, and 1 steal.
Scoring Summary in Boys Action:
First quarter- RBS Bulldogs 6 Celina Lady Bulldogs 11
Second quarter-RBS Bulldogs 9 Celina Lady Bulldogs 25
Third quarter- RBS Bulldogs 11 Celina Lady Bulldogs 33
Final Score- RBS Bulldogs 19 Celina Lady Bulldogs 50
The young RBS Bulldog team came out with a positive attitude to start the game. This attitude didn’t prove to match the outcome of the game. The Bulldogs offense seemed to struggle against the defense of the Clay County Bulldogs. The Bulldogs were only able to get 10 two point shots off and only made 1 of them for a total of 10%. They were able to shoot 14 three point shots. They hit 5 of those for 35.7%. They were only sent to the free throw line a total of 7 times, making 2 of those, for a total of 28.6%. Coach Michael Owens was quoted as saying “this Bulldog team is very young” (with 4 starters being sophomores and the remaining starter a junior). The team seems to have great work ethics and with more experience and playing time they will show improvement.
The Lady Bulldogs close this week with and overall record of 1 win and 6 loses. The Bulldogs record stands at 0 wins and 7 loses. As of this time, it is not know when the Pickett County game will be rescheduled. The RBS Basketball program is set to travel to Gordonsville on Tuesday, December 4. They will return home on Friday, December 7 to host the Eagles of Westmoreland. Game time is 6:00.