GUNNISON—It seems like the Lady Bulldogs have been playing with a lid on the basket.
The Gunnison girls’ basketball team lost three straight games last week, falling hard in region matchups with Duchesne, 58-25, last Tuesday, and Millard, 53-25, last Thursday, before falling in a close contest on the road against 1A Bryce Valley, 25-21, last Friday.
The losses dropped Gunnison’s record to 4-9 overall with an 0-2 mark in Region 16.
The Bulldogs have not scored more than 27 points in the last four games. In their first two region games, they were outscored in all eight quarters.
Against Duchesne, junior Rilee Dyreng led the Lady Bulldogs with nine points.
Against Millard, it was senior Raven Pickett who led the charge as she notched her fourth double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
In a low-scoring dogfight against Bryce Valley, the Mustangs got the jump on Gunnison as they led 13-8 at the end of the first quarter. Neither team scored more than six points in any quarter for the rest of the game. Midway through the third quarter, the Mustangs got out to a 19-16 lead before both teams went completely ice-cold for nearly five minutes of play. Just before the buzzer ended the third quarter, Bryce Valley nailed a long 3-pointer to go up, 22-16, a deficit from which the Lady Bulldogs could not recover.
Dyreng led Gunnison with 12 points as only three players recorded a point.
The Lady Bulldogs will be at home to face North Sevier this Tuesday before taking on North Summit on the road this Thursday.