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2014-01-23

Lady Bulldogs JV falls to F'burg in district thriller

By Brady Keane BCC Contributor

The Jv Lady Bulldogs basketball team traveled to Fredericksburg, looking to build some momentum heading into the second half of the district season that begins this week. After several inopportune turnovers and missed
shots, the Lady Bulldogs were unable to pull out the intense game and lost by a score of 43-42.
"Our turnovers really killed us," head coach Ginger Postert said. "It's something we've struggled with all season, but we're working on it. Also, our leading rebounder (Dana Lohrke) was out, which hurt us."
The game started off tight with the Lady Bulldogs utilizing tight defense to hold the Billies to under 10 first quarter points. The opening quarter set the tone for the rest of the game, as neither team was able to pull away.
"Defense is very important because it keeps us in the game and gets us a lot of fast break points," junior guard Jenieve Casarez said. "Although our defense was strong for the majority of the game, our offense wasn't as productive as it has been in the past few games."
The game stayed tight the entire time, with neither team able to pull ahead by more than four points. As the final buzzer drew near, the Lady Bulldogs struggled to take care of the ball and
Fredericksburg began to hit their shots to pull out the close victory.
Without Lohrke the Lady Bulldogs defense didn't have the inside presence that Lohrke provides with her rebounding and shot blocking, however sophomores Carra Gillaspy and Marleigh Thompson did a good job stepping up in her absence.
Offensively, the ladies were led by sophomore Candice Rollo with 11 points and junior Jenieve Casarez with nine points. Sophomores Andrea Felice added five points and Marleigh Thompson had four to round out the leading scorers for the Lady Bulldogs.
The Lady Bulldogs fell to (3-2) in district play with the loss,
and will continue with the second round of district play beginning Tuesday in Wimberley. The ladies will then travel to Canyon Lake tomorrow night with games beginning at 5:30.
"I'm very confident in our team moving forward, as our only two losses were by less than five points," Postert said. "I believe we can work on our weaknesses and beat Boerne and Fredericksburg in the second round of district."