With only two games remaining, the Virgin Valley High School boy basketball team hopes, to end the 2019-2020 season on a high note. The Bulldogs ended the week with a win over Pahranagat Valley 52-50 and a loss to SLAM Academy 65-61. The Bulldogs fell behind early to the Panthers at Alamo trailing 16-7 after one period of play. The Dawgs cut the Pahranagat lead to 21-16 after one half of play. The Panthers once again jumped on the Dawgs, outscoring the VVHS squad 15-8 in the third period to take a 36-24 lead after three periods. The Bulldogs found their rhythm in the fourth period more than doubling their score with 28 points while holding the Panthers to 14 points. The Dawgs held the Panthers in the last minute to take a well-deserved 52-50 win. The Bulldog win featured a well balanced scoring attack behind Braden Bingham’s 10 points and 8 points from Koden Tietjen, Will Barnum and Chris Hughes.
The Bulldogs finished the week losing to SLAM Academy in Las Vegas by a score of 65-61. The Bulldogs again had a poor start falling behind early to trail 24-19 after one quarter of play. The Bulldogs defense exerted themselves in the second period holding SLAM to 5 points to take a 30-29 lead at the break. SLAM, behind the hot hand of Nick Del Pozo, who had 30 points for the game, took a 53-43 lead after three periods of play. The Bulldogs rallied in the fourth period but could not contain SLAM finally losing 65-61. Del Pozo led SLAM with 6 of 10 from downtown. Bingham and Barnum led the Dawgs with 14 points followed by E. Leavitt with 13 points. The Bulldogs record now stands at 1-9 in 3A play and 6-14 overall. The Bulldogs travel to Boulder City on Feb. 11 to face the Eagles and host Chaparral on Thursday Feb. 13 to finish the season.