Posted Date: 01/13/2022
John D. Montgomery and Emily Montgomery
The scoring foursome of Ty Mixon, Drew Dierking, Zeke Faulkenberry, and Ezra Faulkenberry led the Lexington Bulldogs to third place in last weekend’s Davis Tournament.
The Bulldogs put their best foot forward in the tournament opener when Dierking went off for including three in the fourth quarter alone for a game-high 21 points.
The bulldogs pinned a 69-59 loss on Ringling with Ezra, Mixon, and Heath Winterton joining him in double-figure scoring. Faulkenberry finished with 14 followed by Mixon with a dozen and Winterton with 10.
Lexington ran into a buzz-saw in the semifinals when they came up on the short end of a 86-39 verdict at the hands of Velma.
Mixon and Zeke led the scoring with 17 and 10 points respectively.
But in the game for third place against the host Wolves, the Bulldogs turned on the gas jets pouring in 33 first-half points to lead Davis by 10 at the break.
Zeke led the scoring with 18 followed by Dierking with 14 and Ezra with 12.
After leading by 35 at the end of three quarters, Lexington caught fire in the fourth period knocking down 28 points with Zeke leading the way with 8 in the frame.
“I’m really proud of our kids,” head coach Derek Clark said. “We are playing really hard and continuing to improve every day.”
Head coach Alec Bryen and his Lady Dawgs were in Davis over the weekend where they picked up a 46-30 win over Little Axe.
“Overall I thought it was a good weekend. We found some things that will be a positive for us moving forward and getting our first win was good,” Bryen said.
Marietta beat Lexington 63-42 in their first game of the tournament and Roff got a 68-41 win over the Lady Bulldogs.
Freshman Addi Lippel saw significant playing time over the weekend and was a bright spot for the team, according to the coach.
Last Tuesday Lexington was in Marlow where they fell to the Lady Outlaws, 48-21.
The Lexington Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs were to host Purcell Tuesday night, travel to Washington for a make-up game Thursday, and travel to Bridge Creek Friday.