Bulldogs fall to Flyers 34-31

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Bulldog Emma Barnum #11 starts her drive before passing to a teammate during the Dawgs 34-31 loss to the Dixie High School Flyers Saturday afternoon in the BIT. Photo by Lou Martin

Saturday morning’s game between the Virgin Valley High School Lady Dawgs and the Dixie High School Flyers was a frustration for the respective coaches. Neither team seemed to want the win as turnovers were the dominate statistic. The Flyers rallied late for a 34-31 win.

The Bulldogs took a quick 2-0 lead but scored only three points the rest of the period but were still tied with the Flyers at 5-5. The second period found the Dawgs scoring 12 points to take a 17-10 lead after two quarters of play. Spencer Green had 7 points to lead the Dawgs.

Turnovers haunted the Dawgs in the third quarter as they could only manage six points to the Flyers 17 points and fell behind 27-23. The Bulldogs trailed 32-25 halfway through the final quarter before Bernice Fiso hit a two plus a foul shot to cut the lead to 32-28. Emma Barnum hit for two with less than two minutes remaining making the score 34-30 in favor of the Flyers. The Dawgs had three attempts to score but could not finish as the Flyers played keep a way. Abi Martinez added the last point of the night to make the final score 34-31. Green had 9 points followed by Metzger and Bernice Fiso with 7 points each.

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