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.