Girls Varsity Basketball · Lady Bulldogs pull away in fourth quarter for 34-22 win


The Lady Bulldogs include (front, from left) Keandra Diaz, Chloe Garcia, Ava Gonzalez, and Ja’zay McLemore; (back row, from left) Tamia Malone, Tiah Haven, Jedoria Richards, Charlotte Salgado, and Trinity Washington.

 

Trinity Washington scored seven of her game-high 11 points in the fourth quarter as the North Dallas Lady Bulldogs pulled away to a 34-22 win over Seagoville in a nondistrict basketball game Wednesday night at Sprague Field House.

Tied 20-20 entering the fourth quarter, the Lady Bulldogs went ahead 25-22 behind two baskets by Keandra Diaz. Then Trinity scored the next six points on two free throws and two baskets to give North Dallas a  31-22 lead. Jedoria Richards closed out the scoring with a free throw and a layup.

The Lady Bulldogs improved their record to 3-1 this season.

“It was a great team win,” Coach Eric Gracia said in an email. “It took us a while to wake up but we applied pressure in the second half and were able to turn them over and keep them from taking good shots. Add that to a sense of urgency and effort and we were able to pull away.”

North Dallas led 4-0 after the first quarter and then trailed 11-10 at halftime. The Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a 20-11 lead in the third quarter before Seagoville battled back to tie the score at 20-20.

But the Lady Bulldogs regained control in the fourth quarter.

“We’re doing a great job of executing in the special teams and pressure defenses we run,” Gracia said.

North Dallas’ next game is against South Hills High School on Saturday in Fort Worth.

Jedoria Richards drives to the basket.

Trinity Washington (2) makes a move to the basket.

Ava Gonzalez (11) goes up for a shot.

Charlotte Salgado (23) drives past a Seagoville defender.

Keandra Diaz (1) goes up for a layup.

Tamia Malone (10) battles for a rebound against Seagoville.

Trinity Washington (2) goes up for a shot.

Keandra Diaz (1) gets the ball on a fast break.

Jedoria Richards wrestles for the ball against Seagoville.

 

 

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