Bulldog Alexis Boatright scores over a Miners defender during the Dawgs 61-49 loss to Sunrise Mountain Wednesday on the hill. Boatright finished with 18 points
Photo by Lou Martin

The Virgin Valley High School girl basketball team fell 61-49 Wednesday January 23 in the Dawg House to the visiting Sunrise Mountain High School Miners. As has been the case in previous games, the Bulldogs match up well with most teams, but have not been able to put four quarters together. The Bulldogs came out strong behind forward Alexis Boatright’s nine points to lead 13-8 but ended the first period down, 15-13. The Miners increased their lead to 28-23 after one half of play.

The Bulldogs cut the Miner’s lead to 27-28 before allowing a 20-4 run by the Miners who led 48- 31 after three periods of play. The Lady Dogs attempted a rally behind Areli Ponce to close the gap at 46-55 before the Miners regrouped to close the game out 61-49. The Dawgs had a hard time containing center Makala McCurdy and guard Aiyana Ramirez who had 22 points and respectively. Leading the way for the Bulldogs were Boatright who finished with 18 points, Nathalie Lagamayo with 13 points followed by Ponce with 12 points. The Bulldogs host Sky Pointe Friday Jan. 25 at 6:30pm.