BENTONVILLE -- The Decatur Lady Bulldogs hit the court on Nov. 9 for their first basketball contest of the 2021-22 season. After making the short 20-minute ride from Decatur to Bentonville, the Lady Bulldogs were ready to take on the Ozark Catholic Academy Lady Griffins from Tontitown.
Coach Fess Thompson, who returns to the Lady Bulldogs after a year of coaching in Pine Bluff, huddled up with his eight-person team to give a few last-minute changes to the Decatur game plan before the Lady Bulldogs took center court for the tipoff.
The Lady Bulldogs quickly fell behind in the first quarter and, by the end of the half, were trailing by 20 points.
The young team looked a little stronger in the second half but the damage was already done and the Lady Bulldogs never recovered as the Ozark Catholic Academy Lady Griffins claimed the win, 56-29.
The Lady Bulldogs returned to NWA Classic Academy's Spartan Gym for another tournament contest, this time with a familiar foe and conference rival, the Eureka Springs Lady Highlanders, on Nov. 11.
The Lady Highlanders took off and never looked back as the team held the Lady Bulldogs to only two points for the entire game, taking a 38-2 tournament win.
The Decatur Lady Bulldogs get ready for the Bulldog Basketball Tournament at both Peterson and Decatur Middle School Gyms on Nov. 15, 18, 20 in Decatur. Go to decatursd.com for times and gym assignments.