Lady Bulldogs win fifth straight

Published 9:25 pm Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The King’s Fork High School girls’ basketball team got its fifth straight win Monday night in a win over LC Bird High School.

The Lady Bulldogs continue to roll this season, reeling in their fifth straight win Monday evening with a 45-34 victory over LC Bird out of Richmond at Churchland High School. King’s Fork competed in the StatVA Classic, and the win bought the Lady Bulldogs’ record to 10-5 on the year.

King’s Fork got a strong game out of Quadaia Coles as she went for 16 points and 15 rebounds. Coles also added four blocks. Arlisha Boston went for 14 points and seven rebounds.

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Coach Maurice Fofana has liked the rhythm the Lady Bulldogs have built recently.

“I think we are playing really good at this moment in time, and we couldn’t have picked a better time,” Fofana said. “I was hoping with such a young group that we wouldn’t peak too early, and I think we have done well with that. They are still learning every day at practice. But I feel like we are in a good position right now.”

The last couple of teams Fofana has coached have been experience-heavy. With this young team, on the other hand, he has enjoyed seeing his players push themselves to be better every day. Their schedule has been challenging in some ways, but the losses so far have been games where the Lady Bulldogs felt like they beat themselves rather than anything else.

“We feel like a lot of the games we lost have been inexperience on our behalf,” Fofana said. “Every day we are getting better and better, and the girls are continuing to work hard.”

Every game there seems to be a different leader in terms of scoring and other things for the Lady Bulldogs, which speaks to the versatility of the group. Even though they have been playing well, Fofana believes the team has yet to put it all together and feels like when they do, it will be even more special.

As King’s Fork gears up for what’s to come down the stretch, Fofana believes the Lady Bulldogs to be more in control as a team. Sometimes they play a bit with a rush, which is attributable to the youth on the team, so Fofana hopes to see the team be a bit more controlled to see where that takes them.