The Junior Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs traveled to Ozark this past Saturday for the first round of the 2019 Priority Bank Junior Invitational. The Lady Bulldogs started the action against the Lady Dragons from Mountainburg. The Lady Dogs battled all game but ended with a five-point, 19-25, loss. The Lady Dogs were led in scoring by ninth-grader Peyton Boyd who finished the game with six points. With 1:13 left in the fourth quarter, Vivian Holmes, also a freshman, hit a lay-up and got fouled to bring the game to a one-point difference, but Waldron never could quite take the lead. “Coach Brown and I were so proud of the girls,” expressed Coach Atchley. “They battled the whole game but just came up a little short. They have already dealt with some adversity this season and have responded nicely so far. Hopefully, we can continue building and improving as the year goes on.”
The Junior Bulldogs also matched up with the Mountainburg Dragons to start the tournament, and after a bit of a slow start, pulled away to secure an impressive 67 to 30 victory. The Dogs jumped out to an early 14 to 5 lead after a Peyton Lipham bucket at the first-quarter buzzer. Behind shooting 8 for 10 from the 3 point line in the 2nd half, the Bulldogs extended their lead. Freshman Lidge Stinson finished with 14 points and four rebounds and Trevor Hunt added 13 points, eight rebounds, and five assists. “We have a chance to play for championships this season if we can work on our games throughout the year. We want to really focus on doing our own jobs, and the wins should take care of themselves.”
The next games for the Junior Lady Bulldogs and Bulldogs will be at home against Magazine on Tuesday, November 19th starting at 4:00 p.m.