The Virgin Valley High School Bulldog basketball team is experiencing a rough start to begin the new season. The Dogs lost at Mojave November 27 70-36 as the Rattlers pushed their offense to a 45-21 lead at the half. The Dogs trailed 64-31 after three periods. The Rattlers used reserves mostly in the fourth period winning easily. Senior Daxon Toone led the Dawgs with 10 points. “We couldn’t match Mojave’s speed and athleticism,” said Coach Mark Barnum. “They were quick and we played into their game. I am proud of the boy’s for the effort they gave. I’m still excited about our kid’s potential. It should be a fun season.”

The Dawgs continued play at the Lake Mead Holiday Classic Friday evening against independent private school SLAM Academy (Sports Leadership and Marketing) losing in the first round 68-25. The Bulls have multiple campuses throughout Ls Vegas including middle and high schools. Toone once again led the Dawgs with 7 points. The Bulldogs faced The Meadows (2A) in the second round and fell by a score of 50-31. The Dawgs stayed with the Mustangs for three periods before fading in the fourth as Meadows had an 18-3 advantage in the period. Toone led the Dawgs once again with 9 points followed by Braden Bigham with 7 points. The Bulldogs faced Calvary Chapel Saturday at 12am.

The Bulldogs played their best game of the season against Calvary Chapel despite losing 57-48. The Dawgs behind 18 points from Daxon Toone battled the Lions the whole afternoon. Braden Bingham added 11 points and Riley Waite finished with 8 points. The Bulldogs trailed by three points 39 -36 after three periods but could not finish.