The high school girls’ basketball season began last week and if a non-district victory against the Santa Fe Lady Indians is any indication what the future holds, the Boling Lady Bulldogs may end up advancing to the postseason once again under their second-year coach.
The playoffs are still a few months away, but it’s part of the reason Boling coach Johnathan Gibson schedules bigger schools like Class 5A Santa Fe. No matter the outcome against bigger schools, it preps the Lady Bulldogs for district, which paves the way to possibly be among the top four teams out of District 24-3A.
The 51-31 victory over Santa Fe was preceded by a win the day before over Tidehaven, 35-20. And it was all done from the friendly confines of Boling High School on Nov. 6-7.
Madison Malone led BHS in scoring in the two games, earning 13 against the Lady Indians, and 20 points against the Lady Tigers.
The Santa Fe game is when BHS had multiple players score in double figures, including Savannah Savage (14 points) and Zacoryia Montalvo (11 points).
Montalvo had 9 points in the Tidehaven game.
In terms of free throws, the two games were like night and day. BHS only went to the line nine times, scoring four baskets. The Santa Fe game was more physical for the Lady Bulldogs as they went 16-of-28 from the line. Malone, Savage, and Montalvo shot near or around 50 percent from the line. The Lady Bulldogs had 15 fouls called on them.
The BHS varsity team is made up of senior Montalvo (00), freshman Savage (1), freshman Maddy Simpson (2), senior Evyn Flores (4), freshman Kenna Gibson (5), sophomore Karli Joyce (10), senior Breann Matula (11), junior Natalie Gonzales (22), and sophomore Malone (45).
Boling played Tidehaven again Tuesday, Nov. 10 in the Lady Tigers’ home gym. They are at Sweeny on Friday, Nov. 13.
According to their schedule, the Lady Bulldogs are not scheduled to play in any tournaments this year.