BASKETBALL ROUNDUP — Lady Bulldogs deliver Jody Walker first win
The Nederland Bulldogs gave coach Jody Walker his first win Saturday when they defeated the Hamshire-Fannett Lady Horns 45-36.
“It was the first game of the season and I was very pleased to get the win,” Walker said. “We still have a long way to go but I’m excited and embracing the journey ahead.”
Maggie Baker and Sydney Nelson led the Bulldogs (1-0) in scoring with eight points apiece. Kailey Showalter and Alexis Bobb each made seven points.
“Offensively everyone contributed by scoring and defensively our girls need to tighten up on communication, physicality and overall rotations off the ball,” Walker said.
The Bulldogs’ next game will be 6:30 p.m. today when they travel to play Kelly Catholic in Beaumont.
PNG 45, Silsbee 39
The Port Neches-Groves Indians overcame a 13-point third period deficit to retake the lead and win against the Silsbee Tigers 45-39 on Friday.
PNG lead Silsbee 23-13 heading into the second half but the Tigers roared back, scoring 15 points against the Indians’ two in the third period to nose ahead 28-25. The Indians likewise responded, outscoring the Tigers by nine to claim their first win of the season.
Senior Mollee Priddy scored 16 points for PNG along with six rebounds and three assists. Senior Savannah Royce had 10 points of her own with six rebounds and six steals, and junior Shelby Letulle also made 10 points and four rebounds.
Top scorers for the Tigers were senior KaNeisha Bryson with 12 points, junior Emily Williams with 11 and Miy’Joi Hill with nine.
The Indians will host Jasper today at 6:30 p.m. Jasper defeated West Sabine 80-31 on Saturday for its first win.
Humble 64, Memorial 33
The Memorial Lady Titans left Humble with a loss on Friday after a 64-33 defeat from the Humble Wildcats.
The Lady Titans scored under 10 points for the second, third and fourth periods, while Humble racked up double digits in the first three.
Junior Jordan Duncan led the Lady Titans in scoring with 9 points, while Kazarea Tapin lead the Wildcats with 21.
Memorial will host Baytown Sterling at 7 tonight.
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