Lady Bulldogs dominate Great Bridge

Published 9:57 pm Wednesday, January 24, 2018

King’s Fork High School’s girls’ basketball team got back in the win column Tuesday night.

The Lady Bulldogs defeated Great Bridge High School 71-29 Tuesday night at home. It was the Lady Bulldog’s third game in four days after playing Monday and Saturday. They will play their third game this week Friday when they take on Grassfield High School.

Nylah Young led King’s Fork in scoring Tuesday with 17 points. Neecole Brown added 16 points, eight rebounds and six steals. Camary Harris added nine steals on the night.

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“It was important for us to get back in the win column,” Bulldogs coach Maurice Fofana said. “Regardless of how we did it or how it looked, we just needed to get a win.”

Camary Harris scored 11 points and recorded nine steals in the Lady Bulldogs’ win over Great Bridge High School on Tuesday. (Caroline LaMagna Photo)

Undefeated prior to Saturday, King’s Fork suffered back-to-back losses after taking on nationally ranked Riverdale Baptist out of Maryland Saturday and then took an unexpected loss to Deep Creek High School Monday night. Fofana believed fatigue may have set in Monday for the Lady Bulldogs as they had to make a quick turnaround. However, he gave credit to their opponents for having good games. Saturday was more of an exhibition game, but even still, the Lady Bulldogs only have two losses on the season. They are still in a prime position to get a good seed in the Class 4 Region A playoffs.

The Lady Bulldogs reminded themselves as teammates that they have to come out and play every night. Normally, they are going to get an opponent’s best shot because of the reputation King’s Fork has as being one of the best girls’ basketball programs in the state. So, if King’s Fork comes out lazy a game or two, they know they can be beaten.

“The Deep Creek loss was an eye opener for us,” Young said. “We can’t take teams for granted, and we have to play our game. Everything is a learning experience, even the Riverdale loss. But we will continue to get better and bounce back.”

“There are some things I think we could have done differently in those games,” Fofana said. “I have no reason to be concerned though. I like where we are. We want to finish our conference play strong and just go from there. Hopefully, we get a good seed in the regional tournament and go from there.”

King’s Fork will take on Grassfield on the road at 7 p.m. Friday.

King’s Fork 71, Great Bridge 29

KF—Young 17, Brown 16, Harris 12, Copeland 8, County 8, Goolsby 4, Coles 4, Henderson 2

GB—Harmon 11, A. Jones 7, Ford 6, I. Jones 3, Shunake 2