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Lexington in final stretch

Davis, Purcell, Pauls Valley and Bridge Creek round out schedule


Sophomore Drew Dierking went off for 47 points in two games last week including 30 in the Bulldogs’ 67-62 road victory at Dibble.

Lexington blasted out of the blocks scoring 23 points in the first quarter eventually building a 41-22 lead at intermission.

Dierking bombed six treys in the Dibble contest and cut the cords for three from downtown against Marlow.

Ezra Faulkenberry joined Dierking in double figures against the Outlaws with a dozen.

He was also in double digits against the Demons with 13.

Lexington Head Coach Derek Clark said his team is playing well but “about every other game you’re playing a ranked team. Our conference is unbelievably tough.”

Lexington was to travel to Davis Tuesday, play at Purcell tonight (Thursday) in a make-up game and host Pauls Valley Friday night to close out the regular season.


Despite dropping a game with Marlow last week, 52-32, and Dibble on Saturday, 48-37, head coach Alec Bryen is happy with the strides his team continues to make.

“Of course we want to win games, but our ultimate goal is that we’re playing our best basketball when we get to the playoffs. And, I see the girls taking their adversity as an opportunity to grow as a team,” said Bryen.

Rylee Beason had 10 points in the loss to Marlow.

Six Lady ‘Dawgs scored against Dibble, including eight points Maddie Manuel and seven apiece for Abby Sample and Janelle Winterton.

“The issues that plagued us in the beginning of the season -- turnovers, rebouding, consisten effort -- have been basically resolved and now we are working getting better and gaining confidence.”

Tuesday night, Lexington was in Davis and Bryen and his team were hoping to reap the rewards of some position changes.

“We moved Abby (Sample) to high post several games ago. She has played better in that spot and the change has created a lot of opportunites for us.”

It’s a busy week for Lexington as they host Purcell tonight (Thursday), Pauls Valley on Friday and finish the regular season hosting Bridge Creek next Tuesday, February 15.

Districts are set and Lexington will be in Prague on February 18.


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