Bulldogs ratchet up defense against Warhawks

West Fork’s Keelee Sheriff and Courtney Miller of the Bulldogs go for a loose ball underneath the basket during the Coaches vs. Cancer game at Sheffield. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

SHEFFIELD — Trailing 10-4 after the first quarter, the Class 3A No. 13 Bulldog girls basketball team turned up the defensive heat to hold the Warhawks to 22 points the rest of the way in a 57-32 victory at Sheffield.

The visitors struggled from the field in that first quarter and Warhawk senior post Emily Caspers had seven points in that opening eight minutes.

“We tend to struggle when we don’t hit shots to keep our defensive intensity up,” Bulldog coach Miranda Valley said, “and that’s what happened in that situation...

The full story appears in the Jan. 30 print and online editions of the Sheffield Press and Pioneer Enterprise.