Butler County Times Gazette
  • Lady Bulldogs top Trinity to stay unbeaten

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  • Coming into Friday night's game, Douglass girls basketball coach was curious to see how the Bulldogs handled Wichita Trinity, possibly the toughest team that would bring the most pressure they've seen so far this season.
    It was a little sketchy in the openin quarter as the Bulldogs had eight turnovers. But Douglass settled in and slowly and methodically dominated the Knights. The Bulldogs' big three of Bayley Nispel, Sarah Hajdukovic and Maressa Milum controlled the game from start to finish to lead the Bulldogs to a 47-39 win. Douglass remains unbeaten at 6-0 this season.
    Nispel led the way with 14 points on seven field goals. Milum, who didn't even score as she faced a lot of double teams, had three straight assists in the third quarter in high-low sets to keep the offense rolling.
    "They have the opportunity to take over a lot of ball games with their ability to work so well together," Wilson said. "They see each other, they move together well, and they are a force to be reckoned with."
    Douglass didn't even allow Trinity a rebound until the 2:55 mark. The Bulldogs finished with a 28-18 rebounding edge and scored eight second-chance points.
    The Bulldogs' ball-handlers also played a key roll. Klair Gibson, who has had less than 10 turnovers in six games, keyed the transition game.
    "Klair Gibson played out of her mind," Wilson said. "She's got that cross country mentality in her. She's just the energizer bunny, she keeps going and going and going."
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