(Photo by Matthew Bain, Staff)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs basketball team had another tough outing, as they fell to the Notre Dame Lady Bulldogs 66-15 at home Thursday night.
Notre Dame (9-4) was in control of the contest from the onset and created many of their scoring opportunities by capitalizing on SIkeston (1-8) miscues.
"We cannot compete at this level turning the ball over like we did tonight," Sikeston head coach Homer Jackson said. "We cannot give our opponents so many opportunities to score and give ourselves so few. That has been the case when we have played the very competitive teams in our area."
Jackson pointed out he has some new drills to implement in practice to improve Sikeston's ball handling skills.
"I think we will get there," he said of proper ball control. "I have some drills in mind to limit those turnovers. There is no magic to it, we will just have to work harder and smarter. Our effort is definitely there, but we are just making poor decisions with the basketball."
Notre Dame head coach Renee Peters felt her squad performed well on the road against the rival Lady Bulldogs.
"We had a good performance tonight," Peters said. "Our girls ran the floor and did some of the smaller things a little bit better than we have been and it showed in our total game."
Jackson said despite the adversity they face, his team plays with class and sportsmanship night in and night out.
"My girls are competing and playing with class from start to finish, and I am appreciative of that," he said. "They do a good job representing the school, their family, and themselves."
Jackson feels that things will eventually turn around for the young Lady Bulldogs.
"Eventually, you will see another side of us when we become more competitive," he said. "Right now we just have to keep working at it."
The Sikeston Lady Bulldogs return to action next Monday when they visit Chaffee.