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Just when it looked like the Bray-Doyle Donkeys were going to put it together, it suddenly fell apart.
With 5:56 left in the third quarter, B-D found itself down 26-22 to Rush Springs with many feeling win number one could be on its way.
Unfortunately, a 14-7 run by the Redskins to end the quarter put an end to any chance the Donkeys might have had as Rush Springs came away with the 54-33 win.
After fighting its way back into the game, B-D never quite recovered after RHS applied the pressure, as turnovers and missed shots spelled doom along with the continuation of the Donkey’s losing streak to open the season.
Defense set the tone in the fourth as the Redskins outscored Bray-Doyle 14-4.
Going into halftime, B-D found itself down 24-17 after closing the first half on an 8-3 run to put Rush Springs on its toes heading into the second half.
Early on the Donkeys (0-10) managed to get within three points at 6-3 with 5:15 remaining in the first, but at the end of the quarter it was advantage Redskins at 16-9, before RHS went on a 5-1 run to begin the second stanza.
B-D head coach Lee Ledford was unavailable for comment following the game.
Leading the scoring on the night for the Donkeys was Jesse Bearce and Josh Goodrich who each scored nine points on the evening. Greg Perez added six points in the game.
Rush Springs was led by Jakobi Mays with 18 points to lead all scorers, with teammate Aaron Morrow scoring 12 points.
B-D will open the new year on Jan. 4 as it will welcome the No. 7 ranked Velma-Alma Comets to Donkey Gymnasium with tip-off set for 6 p.m.