The Chelsea Bulldogs girls junior varsity team played a well-balanced game on both sides of the ball on their way to a big 55-39 victory over the Okemos Chiefs. Chelsea got off to a slow start in the first quarter as they couldn’t get their shots to fall. Okemos took an early lead with their inside strength. But then Chelsea finally got the shots to drop to catch up with the Chiefs and were able to take a 3 point lead into the half.
Chelsea coach Andrea Hollandsworth made several great adjustments as they were able to penetrate the Chief’s defense as Jenna Fosdick took charge crashing the boards and getting some good layups. The Bulldog defense tightened up and only allowed 6 points in the 3rd quarter.
In the 4th the Chiefs fought back but the Bulldogs didn’t roll over as they held their lead forcing turnovers and executing great plays.
Fosdick almost had a double-double finishing the night as the Bulldogs leading scorer with 16 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 steals. When told how close she was to a double-double she said, “I had a feeling. I knew I was close. But as long as the team wins that’s all that matters.”
Almost every one of the Bulldogs got involved with the scoring as Gabby Udell put up 11 points, Caitlin Dusenberry 8, and Jordan Holton finished with 7. Kyle Bragg played a solid all-around game and finished with 4 points while stifling the Chiefs with her defense getting 5 rebounds, and 3 steals.
The Bulldogs hit the road on Groundhogs day Thursday to face off against Tecumseh.