SaNiya Lampkin, who led all scorers with 19 points, hits a jumper at the end of the game.
Despite a 69-41 loss to the Lincoln Lady Tigers, North Dallas Coach John Edwards said he was pleased with his team’s effort Saturday at Cobb Field House.
“We scored 41 points against a really good team,” Edwards said afterward, “and like I told my girls, they pressed until the end, so we must have been doing something right. They felt like they had to do it until the buzzer. We did some good things.”
The Lady Tigers’ full-court press gave the Lady Bulldogs trouble at times, and they were able to convert turnovers into baskets. Lincoln led 24-9 after the first quarter and 40-19 at halftime.
North Dallas was also without one starter, and had only six players in this game for the District 12-4A lead.
“They all did well, handling the ball, taking good shots, making free throws. I’m proud of them,” Edwards said. “Just showing that we can play with them but we don’t have the depth. So we do the best we can with what we have.”
North Dallas’ SaNiya Lampkin led all scorers with 19 points and Jakolby Fleming added 11 points. Ashley Poole had 6, and freshman Nora Ordinario added 4.
“We had a young one step up, and I thought she did a good job,” Edwards said of Nora’s play. “You can always count on my seniors, but to have a freshman step up she did a good job.”
Jakolby Fleming drives the lane against Lincoln. She was fouled on the play and converted the free throws.
Asked what the team learned from this game, Edwards said, “Composure. They were able to keep their composure in the game. They were a couple of times when we might have gotten frustrated but we were able to get through it better than we would have in the past.”
The Lady Bulldogs (12-8 overall, 3-1 in District 12-4A) are scheduled to play the Roosevelt Mustangs at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Roosevelt High School.
Freshman Nora Ordinario grabs a rebound and follows with a basket on the play.
SaNiya Lampkin puts up a shot against Lincoln.
Jakolby Fleming goes up for a jumper against Lincoln.