Lady Dogs Back On Winning Track

Coming off the Christmas break, the Crockett Lady Bulldogs didn't show any signs of rust as they breezed to a 70-16 district win over Trinity in a Tuesday night home game.

Crockett jumped out to an 18-3 lead after a quarter of play and extended it to 39-9 at intermission.
The Lady Dogs outscored Trinity 18 to 3 in the third to build a 57-12 lead.

"My first five got it done early and quickly to allow my bench to step up and play," said Lady Bulldog Head Coach TaNesiah Johnson, who teams sits at 3-1 in district play. "I didn't want to rest my starting five too much because we're still working on conditioning after the holiday layoff. My backups were ready, but like I told them, we all still could still get better."

Dea'Junique James and Shelby Corry (3 treys) tossed in 13 apiece to lead Crockett in double figures.

All 10 players suited up for the game contributed on the scoreboard. Alinjah McKnight scored 8, Tynaisha McKnight 7, Jaida Lockhart 6, Anastasia Bolton 5 (1 trey), Katelin Holmes 5 (1 trey), Dea'Veon Farris 5, Mercedes James 4, and Tracina Moten 4.

"We did good tonight. We're changing things and working on some stuff because we have a big, big game coming up Friday against Coldspring at their place," said Coach Johnson. "We'll have to come back ready to work tomorrow and Thursday, and try to get us a W in Coldspring. It's a huge game."

Coldspring (3-0), which had a bye Tuesday, has posted wins over Onalaska, New Waverly and Trinity.

After the showdown with Coldspring, the Lady Bulldogs have a district bye Tuesday and resume play Friday, Jan. 13 at home against Anderson-Shiro to complete the first half of their district schedule.

During the Christmas break the Lady Bulldogs hosted a non-district game Thursday, Dec. 29 against Brook Hill Academy (Bullard) and won by a lopsided margin.

"I was skeptical about how we'd perform against Brook Hill coming off the holidays and the mandatory five-day break. It was rough at first, but we got our win. We only had one day of practice on Wednesday and played the next day. That practice was mostly conditioning," said Coach Johnson. "We're still getting back into shape, but tonight we did good against Trinity."

Crockett girls will start the second round of district Tuesday, Jan. 17 at home against Hempstead.

"We're starting the second round, so it's going by fast. We're in a smaller district that has only seven teams. Having the bye in district kind of hurts us because we want to play. We don't need any days off," added Johnson.

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