The North Zulch Lady Bulldogs basketball team had an exciting week with victories over Iola High School and Burton High School, both division rivals.
“In the Last three games, the girls have started to click both offensively and defensively. They have really meshed well, and are playing as a team,” said Lady Bulldogs head coach Kimberly Branch. “Everyone came out on a mission in the last game.”
Last Tuesday, North Zulch hosted the Iola Bulldogs in a tight contest that was competitive the entire way. The Bulldogs were able to escape with a 35-34 victory.
The leading scorer was the senior Eliza Lazenby with 11 points, six of which came from behind the three-point line. Iola gave her 8 free-throws, and Lazenby capitalized on 5 of them.
Branch spoke highly of Lazenby, saying, “She has been a defensive threat for us all season and has really come on offensively. She has been a verbal presence and a positive leader.”
The Lady Bulldogs then went on the road to compete against the Burton Lady Panthers on Friday and walked away with a 30-point victory.
North Zulch had a dominant showing in Burton. They led in both offensive and defensive rebounds and had 17 steals as a team. The final score was 51-21, North Zulch.
The leading scorer was Sally Osth with 13 points. She made six shots from the field, but struggled with free-throw shooting throughout the game, missing four of five.
Branch is ready for the rest of the season, saying, “They are settling into the new system and are focused on reducing errors, which they have. That makes for some exciting basketball.”
The Lady Bulldogs next home game is against Snook on Friday.