Lady Bulldogs struggle at home

Published 8:21 pm Wednesday, January 3, 2024

LaFayette’s girls basketball team continued to struggle as the Lady Bulldogs returned from the break with a 51-31 loss to Tallassee at home. 

It looked to be anyone’s game early on. The Tigers held a 12-4 going into the second period. Then, LaFayette went on a 7-0 run in the first 3:30 of the second period. Tallassee eventually stopped the run and held a 22-17 lead at halftime. 

The third period is where it all fell apart for the Lady Bulldogs. LaFayette turned the ball over six times within the first two minutes and was outscored 14-6 in the period. 

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The struggles continued for the Lady Bulldogs as the Tigers outscored LaFayette 15-8 in the final period. 

Turnovers in the second half put the game out of reach for LaFayette. The Lady Bulldogs finished the game with 31 turnovers, 24 of those turnovers came in the final two periods. 

Aronique Kyles was the leading scorer for the Lady Bulldogs. Kyle finished with seven points, seven steals, four rebounds and one block. 

Paris Holloway dominated the glass for LaFayette, finishing with nine rebounds to go along with six points. 

Toniya Collier had a relatively quiet night scoring the ball, finishing with four points. However, Collier found other ways to affect the game. Collier facilitated LaFayette’s entire offense and finished with five steals and two rebounds. 

Andereka Williams came off the bench and added four points. Ameria Mcclure added four points and seven rebounds. 

It was not a good night shooting the ball for LaFayette. The Lady Bulldogs connected on just three of their 21 attempts from behind the arc. LaFayette also connected on two of its seven attempts from the charity stripe. 

Up next for the Lady Bulldogs is a tough matchup on the road against the Lanett Panthers.