The Bullard and Kilgore basketball programs split big games in District 16-3A basketball action Friday night at Panther Gymnasium.
Earlier in the girl’s contest, Lady Panthers Bridgette Taylor scored 19, and Brittany Hinton added 12 to lead to a 49-44, to hand Kilgore their first setback in league play to start the night.
The Bulldogs however dominated the boards and road to an easy 59-38 win to remain undefeated at 7-0 in league play. Trey Conrod nailed four 3-pointers and led all scorers with 21-points in the win.
The Bulldogs will enjoy an open date on Tuesday before traveling to Gladewater on Friday, Jan. 31.
Bullard will take to the road to play Gladewater in a doubleheader, with the girl’s playing first at 6 p.m., followed by the boys varsity on Tuesday.
Bullard 49, Kilgore 44
The Bullard Lady Panthers handed the Kilgore ladies their first district setback in an exciting
49-44, at Panther Gymnasium, on Friday night.
Lady Panther sharp-shooter, Bridgette Taylor was one her game with a game-high 19-points, and a critical 3-pointer to pace the win. Backcourt teammate, Brittany Hinton had a great defensive game with six steals and scored 12-points to the win after a fourth quarter rally that proved to be the difference.
Tied at 13-13 after one period, the Lady Bulldogs took a two-point, 22-20 halftime lead.
The Lady Panthers regrouped in the dressing room at the half and came around for the win.
“We just did a much better job in the second half,” said Bullard head coach, Barry Gill. “The girl’s did a great job of holding their composure, executed on both ends of the floor, and just really battled.”
Bullard (21-6; 6-2), kept their playoff hopes alive and blemished the Kilgore ledger with a strong second half.
The game was a back-and-forth affair until the final period before two buckets by Lexi Kirgan and a Taylor Frederick 3-pointer opened up the Bullard lead.