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Bulldogs fall short in overtime

Bulldogs fall short in overtime

Senior Foster dribbles past a Rams defender.

By Pamela Holloway
Photos by Pamela Holloway

The LaFayette High Bulldog basketball teams played their last game of the regular season on Friday night against the Valley High Rams in Valley.

The LaFayette girls eased past Valley, 62-34.

The Lady Bulldogs held a 23-16 halftime lead before blowing the game open in the second half.

Jasmine Pitts had a game-high 29 points. Feliah Greer, recorded 13 points and 16 rebounds.

In their first meeting of the season the game the boys went down to the wire. Corey Boston sealed the the victory for the Dogs with a 3-point basket at the buzzer.
The game on Friday would be no different, with the Dogs and Rams going into overtime before a winner could be decided.

Electricity filled the air for this much anticipated rematch between the Bulldogs and the Rams. As the teams took center court you could feel the intensity from the crowd, as the two rivals prepared to square off.

The first half of play was as tight as it could get with both teams having almost identical halves. At halftime the Rams carried a one point lead into the half over the Bulldogs 28-27.

In the second half of play both teams would experience sub-par third quarters. The offenses for both teams would struggle throughout the quarter with both teams only scoring six points each.

In the fourth quarter things would pick up offensively for both teams. The Bulldogs and Rams battled relentlessly for the remainder of the game, leaving it all on the court with no winner to be decided by the end of regulation.

As they headed to overtime the Rams picked up where they left off in the fourth quarter. The Rams outscored the Bulldogs 15-10 in OT to seal the deal and grab the victory 63-58.