Lady Bulldogs stopped by Wilson

Published 11:25 pm Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tuesday night held sizable disappointment for a young but talented King’s Fork High School girls’ basketball team that lost only twice this season.

The Lady Bulldogs hosted Woodrow Wilson High School in the first round of the Group 4A South Region playoffs and played an uncharacteristically weak game on offense, leading to a 61-53 defeat.

King’s Fork High School senior Shanell Pope goes for a fast break layup against Woodrow Wilson High School.

King’s Fork High School senior Shanell Pope goes for a fast break layup against Woodrow Wilson High School.

“Defensive-wise we gave up some points to one kid,” Fofana said. “She played well, but I think overall, offensive-wise, we didn’t play well. Some of my leading scorers, didn’t get much from them tonight.”

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King’s Fork missed a lot of shots, including high-percentage shots on the inside like fast break lay-ups.

The Lady Bulldogs trailed 16-14 after the first period, then went up 29-27 at the half, followed by a back-and forth third quarter.

“We had our chance to win the game,” Fofana said. “It was more so we lost it rather than them beating us.”

Senior Brittany Alston led the Lady Bulldogs with 18 points, freshman Cydney Nichols had 14 and senior Khadedra Croker finished with 11.

Fofana noted this year’s squad was a younger team, with a core of senior leadership, indicating the future still holds promise. The Lady Bulldogs finished the year with an overall record of 21-3.