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‘Dawgs pick up first win

68-50 over Stratford last week

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The Lexington Bulldogs picked up their first win of the season with a 68-50 victory over Stratford last Friday.

Four ‘Dawgs were in double figures, including 17 apiece from Drew Dierking, Ty Mixon and Colt Mixon. Skylar Rollins added 12.

“Four out of my five starters were in double digits. I’m proud of the guys for playing as a team and distributing the ball well,” head coach Tyler Thetford said.

Lexington jumped out in front, scoring 12 points in the first quarter to Stratford’s four.

The two teams matched their scoring with 19 points in the second. Lexington held a 31-23 advantage at halftime.

“We mixed things up defensively against Stratford. I never let them get comfortable and changed defenses often.”

Thetford’s team was still hot offensively in the second half as they put up 37 points and picked up the 18-point win.

Despite Ty Mixon dropping in 32 points, Lexington dropped their first game of the season, a 73-59 loss to Sulphur.

Dierking and Colt Mixon added eight points each.

Sulphur held a nearly 20-point lead at halftime. And, they kept that cushion throughout the second half to pick up the win over Lexington.

“This was a very physical game and I think it caught the guys off-guard. The refs were letting the teams play. I encouraged them during halftime to fight back and go out and get fouls. We readjusted and won the second half,” Thetford said.

The Bulldogs were back in the gym on Tuesday, hosting CCS. They will be in Lone Grove next Tuesday Decemeber 12.

Girls

The Lexington Lady Bulldogs have dropped their first two games, a close 45-40 loss to Sulphur and a 48-34 loss to Stratford.

Down 25-11 at halftime against Sulphur, Lexington dug deep and came out fighting in the second half. They outscored Sulphur 29-20 to pull within five.

Senior Abby Sample led the team with nine points. Landri Bean added eight and Natalie Dicksion, Mackenzie Manuel and Addie Lippel had six apiece.

“The girls fought hard and our toughness showed. They came back and took control in the second half,” head coach Jacob Couch said.

Last Friday, Lexington lost to Stratford, but according to Couch, the game was closer than the score indicates.

“It was closer than it looked, but they are a disciplined team and their zone stifled our offense.”

Couch mentioned Kiely Givens, who had 13 rebounds in the loss and three points.

“Kiely has stepped her game up for us.”

Addie Lippel was Lexington’s leading scorer with 10 points. Mackenzie Manuel added seven.

The Lady ‘Dawgs hosted CCS on Tuesday and will be in Lone Grove next Tuesday.

“We still have lots of games left. There’s no need to panic; we’ll get our mojo and figure out our identity,” Couch said.

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