Beulah girls fall in home opener against Lamp
Published 10:27 pm Thursday, November 30, 2023
Beulah’s girls basketball team struggled to find buckets on Thursday as the Bobcats fell to Lamp at home 40-29.
The turning point in the game came in the third period. Beulah trailed by three at halftime, but the Bobcats were outscored seven in the third period.
“We’ve got to get better on the offensive side,” Beulah coach Jeff Lamb said. “We’ve got to score more points. We’ve got one person scoring the ball. We’ve got to spread it out [and] move the ball.”
The Bobcats struggled to find any scoring outside of Ty’kasia Williams. Williams led the team with 19 points, nine steals and three rebounds. Williams also hit three shots from behind the arc, and she connected on two of her three free-throw attempts.
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“She’s going to get hers,” Lamb said. “Someone else has to step up.”
Kelise Dunlap followed Williams with six points and nine rebounds. Taylor Ross’ shot was not falling on Thursday, but she acted as a defensive anchor for the Bobcats. Ross finished the game with eight steals.
The loss on Thursday dropped Beulah’s record to 0-2 on the season, with both losses coming against Lamp. The Bobcats lost by 16 to the Golden Tigers in the season opener.
Despite the loss, there were some improvements for Beulah. The team had several young players step up and contribute on Thursday.
“We had some younger kids play, some kids that haven’t been playing much,” Lamb said. “We had a ninth grader, she played really well tonight. That’s a good sign for the future.”
Beulah has a quick turnaround, and the girls will have to regroup as the Bobcats host Beauregard on Friday.