Lady Bulldogs too much for Midlothian

Published 9:14 pm Friday, February 24, 2017

King’s Fork High School’s girls’ basketball team defeated Midlothian High School 74-51 in the 4A East regional semifinals at King’s Fork Thursday night.

The Lady Bulldogs have been rolling in the last quarter of the season. They are currently on an eight-game winning streak, and in that streak they have secured a Conference 17 championship to go along with a state tournament berth.

In the regional tournament, they have beaten their first two opponents by a combined amount of 42 points.

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King’s Fork is catching its stride at the right time, and this is the exact time it should happen on the road to a state championship. Offensively, the Lady Bulldogs spread their scoring around pretty evenly Thursday night while also playing solid defense. They did give up a 20-point scorer for Midlothian but did a good job shutting everyone else down.

“I like the way we played,” Lady Bulldogs coach Maurice Fofana said. “We kind of cruised on out at the end of the game, but I’m happy with the way we played outside of that.”

Neecole Brown led the Lady Bulldogs in scoring with 22 points, with hot shooting from behind the arc. Cydney Nichols added 16 points, and Amesha Miller added 14 points. Nylah Young was also in double digits with 11 points.

To win a regional championship, the Lady Bulldogs feel it starts with the defensive end. Stopping the ball is a priority for King’s Fork not only to win a regional championship but a state championship as well.