Terrible week for the Bulldogs

Published 10:59 am Friday, January 31, 2014

By Malik Gardner

PHS sports

Coming off the humiliating losses against Velma Jackson on January 17, the Bulldogs were hungry to get back on a winning streak. They started the week on Tuesday, traveling to Morton.

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The girl’s game started slow and sloppy. Neither team could get an offensive rhythm. Prentiss would go into the half with a four-point lead. The second half would be very close. Morton made one final run and won the game.

The boy’s game would be intense from the beginning; both teams knew that this game was important for seeding. The teams would go back and forth in the 1st quarter. The Bulldogs would be up by 8 points going into halftime. The 3rd quarter was slow and sluggish. The Bulldogs managed to keep their lead into the 4th quarter. Morton would go to another level late in the game. The final score was 52-39 in favor of Morton.

On Friday, Prentiss hosted the Collins Tigers. The boys and girls coming off two straight losses, they were determined to beat Collins. The gym was packed with fans!

The Lady Bulldogs began sluggish and was on the wrong end of an 8-0 run to start the game. Prentiss would slowly begin to make up ground. They would tie the game up by the half. In the fourth quarter, the game became intense. They were trading baskets back and forth. Collins point guard would hit two clutch free throws that put them up with 15 seconds left in the game. Collins would hold on to win 63-61.

The boys’ game was even more exciting. The Bulldogs would start off hot, hitting their first 5 shots. Collins would battle back slowly. Chauncey Baggett launched a buzzer-beater from almost half-court at the end of the first. The shot put Prentiss up 20-15. The tigers would force many turnovers in the second to put them back in the game. The game was tied at halftime. The second half would seem to be the tigers. They went on a run that left the Bulldogs with no momentum. Collins would win the game 81-63.

The Bulldogs will travel to McLaurin on Tuesday looking to turn their losing streaks around.