Talk about turning an entire gym of people into a nervous nellie! That’s just the case when it came to the match-up between the #6 Waldron Sr Lady Bulldogs and the #3 Lincoln Lady Wolves in round two if the Sr District Tournament on Tuesday night. Both squads were LITERALLY neck-in-neck the entire first half of the game with the score being 9-9 after the first quarter and 18-18 at halftime. By the end of the third quarter, Waldron was able to take the lead but Lincoln was quick to continue closing the gap. It was hard-fought but the Lady Bulldogs “Epic Eight” managed to stay in control and cinch the win 54-45.
Chelsea Stidman led the team with 18 points followed by Rheagan Sanford with 15, Hailey Stidman with 11, Jessica Ozuna with nine, and Molly Richmond with one. The Lady Bulldogs also combined for 10 steals and 35 total rebounds. The #6 seeded Lady Bulldogs will move on to the District semi-finals to play the #2 seeded Elkins Lady Elks on Thursday, February 20. “Fighters, that’s what these kids are,” exclaimed coach, Josh Atchley. “I am so proud of their focus to get the job done and reach one of their goals of a regional berth. We hope to see everyone out tomorrow at 5:30 to watch our boys play and then 7 for the girls’ game. Pack the WAC!”