Crusaders second half run defeats Lady Dawgs 59-36

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Bulldog forward Brianna Todd slides by a Warrior defender on her way to the basket. Todd led all Bulldog scorers with seven points and a strong all-around game. Photo by Lou Martin.

Bulldog forward Brianna Todd slides by a Warrior defender on her way to the basket. Todd led all Bulldog scorers with seven points and a strong all-around game. Photo by Lou Martin.

It was a tale of two halves Tuesday night in the Dawg House as the Virgin Valley High School Lady Bulldogs were overrun by the Crusaders from Faith Lutheran by a score of 59-36. The Dawgs held a 20-18 lead late in the first half before the Crusaders outscored the Dawgs to take a 25-22 lead at the break. Eight Bulldogs contributed points in the first half. Leading the Dawgs was Bernice Fiso with six points.

The second half was all Crusaders as they outscored the Bulldogs 17-10 in the third period and 17-4 in the fourth period. The Dawgs were hampered by 29 turnovers for the game to 5 by the Crusaders. The Faith squad hit 7 threes to the Dawgs one for the game.

Leading the Dawgs in scoring was Brianna Todd with seven. Savannah Price and Fiso added six points apiece. Fiso led the Dawgs defense with numerous rebounds.

“We started well but came out flat in the second half,” said Bulldog Coach Chimane Creer. “I’m not happy with the loss, but we need to prepare better and run our game. We need to work on screens and plays.”

The Dawgs travel to Page, Arizona this weekend for the annual Page Invitational Tournament.

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