2018-02-01 / Sports

Bulldogs Girls Tighten Focus After Tough Losses

By John Raffel

The Rudyard girls basketball team had a roller coaster week last week. On Friday, January 19, the Bulldogs were at Sault Ste. Marie and lost 51-9.

“Cierra Molina had two points but did all the work, bringing the ball up the floor, plus rebounding and trying to assist,” Coach Carlos Molina said. “It’s been a rough road. It’s one of those things where the girls have to learn to step up to the challenges put before them. Hopefully, they can take that as a learning lesson and move forward.”

Earlier in the week, Monday, January 15, the Bulldogs were at Newberry in a makeup game and lost 44-41. Molina had 16 points. Jadyn Mesnard had seven points.

“We lost on a buzzer-beater,” Coach Molina said. “It was a very good game. We led the entire game and gave it away and lost with a few seconds. We had too many turnovers and too many missed free throws. We had 19 missed free throws in that game. We’re shooting tons of free throws, but the girls aren’t focusing enough. We shoot free throws every practice. We have to do a better job of putting the ball in the hoop on free throws.”

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