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Lady Bulldogs fall to Palmyra

Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm

By Ron Schott


The Louisiana Lady Bulldogs basketball team opened their season on Monday, Nov. 19 and fell to Palmyra, 79-18.

Palmyra jumped out to a 24-6 first quarter lead and took a commanding edge into halftime.

Louisiana was later outscored 31-6 in the second half before dropping their game by 59 points.

“Palmyra was a tough opponent to start the season, but we definitely learned that we have a lot to work on,” Head Coach Derick Branstetter said. “We struggled to stay within our offense and couldn’t take care of the ball. While Palmyra is one of the best teams on our schedule, we will have to make massive improvements to compete going forward.”

Michelle Watts led the Lady Bulldogs with five points and four rebounds; Kamara Combs added four points, two rebounds, one assist, and one steal; Caitlyn Gloe tallied four points and one steal; Jamie Sencenbaugh had two points, three rebounds, and one assist; Mechia Campbell tallied two points, five rebounds, and one steal; Estefania Ramirez added one point and one rebound; Maria Gutierrez had five rebounds; Faith Rule added five rebounds, one assist, and one steal; and Ella Kartunen had three rebounds.

Head Coach Derrick Branstetter said the team will have to make huge improvements on their game in the future.

Senior Maria Gutierrez tries to keep the ball away from senior Michelle Watts during practice on Monday night’s home game against the Palmyra Panthers.