Lexington will travel to Prague for this weekend’s District Tournament.
The girls will open play starting at 6:30 p.m. followed by the boys.
Last week the Bulldogs trapped the Davis Wolves on the road, 61-45. Ezra Faulkenberry led the offense canning 16 points.
Zeke Faulkenberry knocked down 13 with six other ‘Dawgs figuring into the scoring.
Lexington played at Purcell in a make up game last Thursday, coming up on the short end of a 69-43 count despite 11 points from Ezra.
The Bulldogs fought fiercely last Friday for senior night but came up just short against Pauls Valley, 59-52.
Four Bulldogs were in double figures with Ty Mixon leading the way with 14 points. He nailed two from beyond the arc.
Joining him in double figures Ezra with 13, Zeke with 12 and Chase Johnson with 11.
“The guys played really hard through adversity,” head coach Derek Clark said. “We had two starters out that got hurt the night before at Purcell.
“We had guys that haven’t played much lately step up and contribute big minutes.
“Ultimately, we came up just short. I’m proud of our guys and our seniors. We had a fantastic turnout for senior night to honor our seniors, who have been great leaders for our team,” Clark said.
A 39-31 win over Bridge Creek Monday night concluded Lexington’s regular schedule.
They will be in Prague Friday night for the District tournament. Tip between the Lady ‘Dawgs and Lady Red Devils is at 6:30 p.m.
Monday night, Lexington jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead over the Lady Bobcats. They kept the pressure on all game, pushing for the win.
“We got lots of good looks offensively and played with more energy on the defensive side than maybe any other game all year,” head coach Alec Bryen said.
Led by Rylee Beason’s 13 points, eight Lady Bulldogs scored in the win.
“Our bench played the best they’ve played all year. In a way they carried us by bringing big energy and doing their job to the best of their ability.”
The win on Monday was a good culmination to their hard work and gives the team positive momentum heading into the postseason.
Last week, Lexington lost to Davis, 64-36, Purcell, 62-36, and Pauls Valley, 61-28.
“The scores may not show you much, but all three coaches after our games last week referenced how much better we’ve gotten.
“The girls are handling the pressure much better. Being competitive in last week’s games has continued to push us to improve.”
Junior Maddie Manuel had 27 points through Lexington’s three games last week.
“Maddie has stepped her game up. She’s had a tough road this season, but I’m proud of her for staying in it and pushing to continue to play well.”
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