Lady Dawgs finish 2017 1-3 at Gator Winter Classic

The Virgin Valley High School Lady Bulldogs opened the Gator Winter Classic on Wed. Dec.27 against one of the top basketball squads in Nevada and came away with a resounding 62-15 loss to the Grizzlies. The Grizzlies led 31-6 after one period and cruised to the victory. Alexis Boatwright led the Dawgs with 6 points. The Lady Bulldogs finished opening day play with a big win over Las Vegas High School. Taylor Barnum’s 16 points led the Dawgs to a 50-21 blowout.

The Bulldogs continued tourney play on Thursday losing to Casteel (AZ) 64-39. The Bulldogs led by Barnum’s 14 points could not stay with the Arizona squad despite two good scoring quarters. The Bulldogs ended tournament play on Friday Dec.29 with a 63-52 loss to 3A Chaparral High School. Barnum had another strong game with 18 points followed by 12 points from Boatwright. The Bulldogs start the New Year at Sky-Pointe on Wed. January 10 and Chaparral on Friday Jan. 12 before hosting Lincoln County on Sat. Jan.13. The Bulldogs ended 2017 with a 6-8 overall record and 3-1 in Sunrise League play.

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