Brandon Thomas knows building a high school basketball program takes time.
The Winder-Barrow High School Lady Bulldogg coach has seen signs of progression this season despite the team being winless entering this week.
“It may not show on the scoreboard, but we are getting better,” the coach said. “We’ve increased our per game average from last year and our games have been more competitive.”
Despite falling 45-33 to Gainesville Saturday, WBHS continued to battle throughout the contest.
“We made it tight at the end,” Thomas said. “A couple more possessions where more possession went our way and it could have been different. We got in an early hole and had to burn two timeouts in the first quarter. However, at halftime we were still positive and came out determined to do better in the second half. We need to go from the beginning to the end and play well.”
Jasmine Lyles was the team’s leading scorer Saturday with 13 points. Adrianna Davis added 10 points.
The Lady Bulldoggs watched video of Monroe Area Sunday night. Following the non-region game, WBHS will face fellow 8-AAAAA members Heritage and Salem in upcoming games.