Lady Bulldogs Seize Chance For Quick Turnabout
BY DAVE SHEA
HEUVELTON - Seizing upon the opportunity for a lightning quick turnabout Heuvelton Central downed Edwards-Konox 53-18 in NAC Girls Basketball on Saturday morning to reverse 56-37 loss at E-K on Friday night.
The Bulldogs scored the first eight points of the game, opened a 34-5 halftime lead and used excellent team offense and defense to maintain control over the Cougars. E-K's All-NAC West selection Lucy Frary suffered a ankle injury in the second quarter and gamely returned to lead the Cougars with nine points.
Freshman Katie Cunningham tallied 10 points with four steals and topped a well distributed winning offense which featured seven players with six points or more. Lara Martin scored six of her eight points in the first quarter, Molly Williams delivered seven points, five rebounds and three assists, Dakota West also scored seven, Bella Doyle netted six points to go along with 12 rebounds and three steals and Dakota Moulthorp also scored six points.
The Bulldogs enjoyed and outstanding start and never let E-K get started after the school district held a moment of silence for Shylyn Dixon, a junior member of Bulldog Nation, who passed away earlier in the week.
A GoFundMe account has been established on facebook for anyone wishing to honor her memory and support her family. Money is being raised for her memorial stone.
"We responded much better, right from the start. We had great bench production. Lucy Frary sprained her ankle in mid second period. Hopefully she is OK. She is a warrior," said Heuvelton Coach Rob Powers.
Ali Trathen, Emma LaFaver and Amber Cunningham rounded out a 10-players scoring parade with two points apiece. Lilly Lottie scored four points for E-K with Sofia Vachez and Hailey Matthews adding three points and two points.
The Lady Bulldogs will play Madrid-Waddington home and home next week.