The RBS Lady Bulldogs closed another week of basketball this week at home. They hosted the Watertown Tigers and the Smith County Owls. Scoring summaries from the games are as follows.
Scoring Summary in Boys Action vs. Watertown on December 11:
First quarter- RBS Bulldogs 3 Watertown Tigers 18
Second quarter-RBS Bulldogs 12 Watertown Tigers 32
Third quarter- RBS Bulldogs 19 Watertown Tigers 53
Final Score- RBS Bulldogs 22 Watertown Tigers 61
Even though they were playing at home and had a home court advantage, the Bulldogs seemed to be out of their element. The Bulldogs still did not have a full bench with one of their starters out sick. It has been several weeks since the Bulldogs has seen a full bench. Even though the Bulldogs didn’t start out with the ball, they quickly found themselves losing possession of it several times in the first quarter. The Bulldogs shaky start in the first quarter proved to an early prediction of the game. Their opponents, the Watertown Tigers, took control of the game immediately scoring 18 points to the Bulldogs 3.
During the second quarter, the Bulldogs still struggled to work the ball inside and only scored 9 points. At halftime, the momentum of the game belonged to the Wildcats. The Bulldogs were down by 20 points at the halfway point of the game. Coming out of the locker room, the Bulldogs still could not find their grove. They were outscored by 14 points in the third quarter. Again, the Bulldogs only scored 3 points in the fourth quarter, making the final score Watertown Tigers 61 and the Bulldogs 22.
The Bulldogs shot 26.7% from the two point line hitting 4 of 15 attempted shots. From the three point line, the Bulldogs had only 20% accuracy hitting 2 of 10 shots. They were sent to the free throw line 12 times. They hit 8 of those free throws for 66.7%. As mentioned, the Bulldogs struggled to hold on to the ball. Turnovers in this game may have been a huge factor in the outcome of this game. The Bulldogs had a total of 29 turnovers which was 16 more than that of their opponent. Individual scoring in the game:
#14 Chance Asberry with 1 deflection
#12 Brince Crouch with 4 points, 4 rebounds, 1 charge taken, and 1 deflection
#25 Nick Deckard with 9 points, 2 deflections, and 1 assist
#55 Wesley Fleming with 1 rebound
#50 Dallas Greanead with 2 points, 6 rebounds, 1 charge taken, 1 deflection, and 1 assist
#30 Donovan Greanead with 1 rebound
#20 Skyler Holden with 4 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals, and 1 assist
#15 Alex Mullinix with 3 points, 2 rebounds, 1 deflection, and 2 steals
Scoring Summary in Boys Action vs. Smith County on December 15:
First quarter- RBS Bulldogs 8 Smith County Owls 16
Second quarter-RBS Bulldogs 19 Smith County Owls 32
Third quarter- RBS Bulldogs 27 Smith County Owls 50
Final Score- RBS Bulldogs 36 Smith County Owls 65
A precursor of this game was all but to evident. The Bulldogs still did not have a full bench of players. Sickness once again plagued the Bulldogs. As if that wasn’t enough (with 2 players already out, one of them being a starter) Nick Deckard, a Bulldog starter, was hurt during the second quarter of play. Deckard came down after a foul and hit his head on the floor. He was taken out of the game with a possible concussion.
The dreadful start of the game followed the Bulldogs throughout all four quarters. They were outmatched by their opponent. During the first half of the game, the Bulldogs were only able to shoot 11 times (all from the two point line). They hit 4 of those shots. The rest of the Bulldogs 11 points came from the foul line. During the second half, the Bulldogs, surprisingly enough, shot 11 more times (4 times from the three point line). They hit 4 of the two point shots and 1 of the three point shots.
This was no match for their opponents who shot a total of 48 times hitting 20 of those. Once again, turnovers (the Bulldogs with 30 compared to their opponents 18) played a huge part in the outcome of this game. From the free throw line, the Bulldogs attempted 22 shots nailing 16. Individual stats for the game:
#50 Dallas Greanead with 1 assist, 1 steal, and 3 deflections
#15 Alex Mullinix with 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 1 deflection, and 3 points
#11 Zane Roberts with 1 rebound, 1 assist, 2 deflections, and 1 point
#20 Skyler Holden with 5 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 deflections, and 10 points
#12 Brince Crouch with 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 3 deflections, and 7 points
#25 Nick Deckard with 2 rebounds, 1 assist, and 8 points
#14 Chance Asberry with 1 assist and 5 points
#55 Wesley Fleming with 1 rebound
#10 Tim Jones with 1 assist and 1 deflection
#30 Donovan Greanead with 1 deflection
#34 Mason Hewitt with 1 rebound, 2 deflections, and 2 points
With the close of this week the Lady Bulldogs overall record stands at 3 win and 9 loses. The Bulldogs record still stands at 0 wins and 12 loses. The Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs have a busy schedule before the holidays. They travel to Westmoreland on December 18th to face the Eagles.