Livonia – The Livonia Bulldogs put together a great second half of basketball to defeat the Bath-Haverling Rams 57-31 after a slow start in the first half.
The game started with Bulldogs guard Molly Stewart hitting three 3 pointers to give the Bulldogs a 17-8 1st quarter lead. The Rams closed the gap in the 2nd quarter but started to fall behind once Bulldogs captain Taylor Vanthof went on a scoring and defensive tear in the 3rd quarter finishing with 23 points, 5 rebounds, and 7 steals. Much of the Bulldogs success came in the 3rd quarter from strong defensive pressure that led to numerous turnovers.
“I think the defensive full press really wore them (Rams) down in the second half and was the key to our victory,” said Coach Karen Schuster.
The tenacious rebounding center Niki Templeton was also a major contributor to the victory finishing with 8 points and an astonishing 15 rebounds. Overall the team performed great on both sides of the ball and are looking forward to their next match-up against World of Inquiry High School on Wednesday, February 4.
The Final score of the Girls J.V. game was Livonia 42, Bath-Haverling 46.
PHOTO CAPTION: Bulldogs guard Melissa Mineti brings the ball up the floor. (Photo/Jason Pulisciano)