JV LadyDogs in George Gervin tournament
By Brady Keane BCC Contributor
The Lady Bulldog JV basketball squad traveled to the George Gervin Tournament last weekend, looking to continue their hot start to the season. Thus far, the Lady Bulldogs have thrived off of creating opponents' mistakes, but the tables were turned this weekend as Bandera dropped close games to power houses Alamo Heights and East Central.
"The first game against Alamo Heights was a disappointing loss," Coach Ginger Postert said. "I felt like we regressed in the second half and made a lot of mistakes. The East Central game was a great improvement, and the girls played a great game."
Against Alamo Heights, the Lady Bulldogs struggled and had several unforced turnovers that kept them from building momentum. Junior Laurynn Winters led the way with five points and several steals, hitting a big three early in the first quarter for the Lady Bulldogs. Sophomores Larissa Williams and Andrea Felice, as well as junior Jeneive Casarez also had five points, while freshman Keleigh Schmidt added four, and sophomore Cara Gillaspy, junior Dana Lohrke, and sophomore Marleigh Thompson each had two points.
"We definitely feel as though we could have won our game against Alamo Heights," Winters said. "We didn't play as a team, and our defense wasn't as strong as in previous games."
The next game against East Central showed the Lady Bulldogs cutting down on several mistakes and playing hard on both sides of the ball. Coach Postert wasn't able to make the game and the girls rallied behind Coach Frost who stepped in to coach the game. Although the game ended in a one point defeat it was a much better effort from the ladies, and is definitely a game to build off of moving forward. Top scorers for the Lady Bulldogs included Felice with 11 points, and Lohrke and Schmidt with eight each, Gillaspy had five, sophomore Candice Rollo and Casarez had four each, and Williams and sophomore Ashley Montague added two points each.
"We're still confident in our ability moving forward," Winters said. "We don't hang our heads after a loss, and just focus on getting ready for the next game."