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Lady Bulldogs best the Red Level Lady Tigers

Brantley High School freshman Olivia Jones goes for a 3-point shot for the Lady Bulldogs against the Red Level Lady Tigers last Thursday night. (Photo by Beth Hyatt)

Brantley High School freshman Olivia Jones goes for a 3-point shot for the Lady Bulldogs against the Red Level Lady Tigers last Thursday night. (Photo by Beth Hyatt)

It was touch and go in the first quarter as the Brantley High School Lady Bulldogs faced off against the Red Level Lady Tigers last Thursday. At the end of the first quarter, the Lady Tigers led 11-9, but a comeback in the second, third and fourth quarters left the Lady Bulldogs victorious at 48-31.

Freshman Olivia Jones scored a total of 19 points for the Lady Bulldogs and scored the first 3-point shot for the Lady Bulldogs, putting them on the board within the first few minutes of the first quarter.

“Overall, we played pretty good. We’re getting better at the right time,” said varsity girls basketball coach, Roland Jones.

Senior Destiny Jones scored a total of 10 points for the Lady Bulldogs. This game served as the last home game and senior night for Destiny Jones. Coach Jones has enjoyed the time he has had with Destiny Jones and her fellow Lady Bulldogs.

“This is the first year I’ve had her (Destiny Jones) and she’s a hard worker, she does what you ask her to and I’m proud that I got the chance to coach her,” he said.

Junior Aleyah Person scored 14 rebounds for the Lady Bulldogs and gained eight points.

With the last home game behind them, the Lady Bulldogs turned to their next challenge, the Area Tournament. The Lady Bulldogs took on the Pleasant Home Lady Eagles Tuesday night in the first round of the tournament at Pleasant Home and fell 50-25.

This season served as the first for coach Jones, and overall he is pleased with the progress the girls have made. The Lady Bulldogs had an 8-13 season for this year. Even though the team will be losing its senior member, the Lady Bulldogs still look to next year in preparation, and eagerly await the chance to get back on the court.

“We just have to get more participation in the girl’s basketball, and they are going to have to work over the summer to get to where we want to get to. We just have to do a lot of work in the off-season to prepare for next year. We have a young class, we have a seventh grader, two eighth graders and three ninth graders playing varsity, so it will take a little time for us to get there. The sky’s the limit if they keep working hard,” he said.