Bulldogs impress at tournament


Meteor correspondent

The North Zulch Bulldogs have hit the ground running as their December schedule and the regular season heats up.

The Bulldogs competed in a tournament at Centerville over the weekend after a matchup with Anderson-Shiro.

“We are working hard every day and starting to gel and play like we want,” said Bulldogs head basketball coach David Graves. “My goal for my teams is always to be ready for January and not worry about what your record is at that time, but how we play when it counts.”

The boys team lost at Anderson-Shiro High School, 50-61, on Dec. 5. The Bulldogs had the lead going into halftime. The Anderson-Shiro Owls came out sinking their three-point shots in the second half, and took the win.

Richard Wiese, No. 33, was the Bulldogs leading scorer with 20 points, and scored in all four quarters.

The Bulldogs also participated in a tournament hosted by Centerville this past weekend.

At the tournament, the boys lost to Buffalo and Hearne, 43-61 and 56-61, respectively. The Bulldogs beat the team that traveled from Australia, 63-52, and the boys also dominated the Junior varsity team from Australia, 72-31.

The Bulldogs ended the tournament with a win against the Leon cougars.

Richard Wiese was the Bulldogs leading scorer in all the tournament games, and totaled 114 points throughout the weekend.

“This is a solid group of senior who will fight for me until the end,” said Graves. “We have some young role players as well who have been effective.”

The Bulldogs took on St. Joe’s Tuesday and will host Thrall at 4:30 on Friday in North Zulch.

Lady Bulldogs struggle early

The Lady Bulldogs hosted the Mumford Mustangs on Dec. 5, and traveled to a tournament at St. Joseph Catholic School in Bryan last weekend.

The girls defended their house and beat the Mumford Mustangs, 31-27.

However, the Lady Bulldogs had a tougher time at the tournament, beating Aggie Land High School in a nailbiter, 51-50. The remaining three games did not go as well, though, losing to Brazos Christian School 51-45, St. Joseph Catholic High School 52-30, and The Woodlands Cristian Academy 69-41.

Coach Kimberly Branch believes that her girls will turn the season around.

“The girls are getting better every game,” said Branch. “We just need the shots to start falling. When that happens, they will find ways to win.”

The Bulldogs battled Brazos Christian on Tuesday night and will not play again until Dec. 19 at Aggieland.