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December 20, 2012

Plenty of surprises for area girls basketball teams




If winning is a business, then the Empire Lady Bulldogs have been very rich in the first half of the season, collecting eight wins along the way.

After opening the season in blowout fashion over Geronimo, with junior Kaelyn Allensworth scoring 41 points, EHS has managed to keep the success coming.

Convincing wins over Bray-Doyle, Waurika, Wilson, and Fox (2) have many believing head coach Jason Allensworth and his squad are destined for great things in the new year.

Melaina Yearby, Alyssa George, and Ashlie Atkinson are just a few of the players who will be relied upon to lead Empire to success in the new year.

Dec. 27 will see the Lady Bulldogs travel to the Chesapeake Energy Arena for a game against Wilson, before traveling to Big Pasture on Jan. 4.


It’s taken some time, but it appears first-year head coach Frank Moser and the Bray-Doyle Lady Donkeys are finally putting it together.

After going 1-4 in its first five games, B-D has managed to go 2-2 since then to put itself at 3-6 overall for the season.

“We’re playing better, but still have a long way to go,” Moser said. “A lot of the games we have lost though, have been due to foul trouble. We’ve just been too over aggressive and we need to learn how to be more disciplined.”

Junior Ashlee Kelly has been one of the emerging stars for the Lady Donkeys, leading the team in scoring during multiple games this season. Seniors Morgan Kovar and Erica Hatfield have been strong staples of the team as well.

“Ashlee has been doing a lot of scoring, which has been impressive this season,” Moser said. “Erica does a lot of things that go unnoticed. She leads our team in assists and has really been trying to work the ball around a lot.”

Rush Springs will provide the opposition this evening at 6:30 p.m. while Velma-Alma will visit Donkey Gymnasium on Jan. 4

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