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New Albany was on the road last week before the Thanksgiving holiday, and the Bulldogs fell at Corinth 70-50. Corinth jumped to a 14 point lead after the first frame, and took a 34-19 lead to the half.
The Bulldogs outscored Corinth in the third, but another 23 by the home team in the fourth gave New Albany their fourth loss of the year.
Searching for uniformity, head coach Brad Gray is looking for his players to step up and play consistently from game to game.
“We're very inconsistent right now,” Gray said. “We really haven't had anyone who has played well in back-to-back games. Someone can have a good game, but then the next they don't play as well, so it's all about consistency and right now we don't have that.”
Kareem Brown led the Dawgs with 18 on the night, followed by Malcomb Spears with 10. Corinth improved to 5-0 with the win and were led by Labrandon Scruggs with 22 and Joseph Gilmore with 14. Stephen Polk added 12, followed by Deonta Herman and Shun Scruggs, each with 10 a piece.
Despite dropping to 3-4 on the season with two games left until division play, Gray has seen some positives from his group.
“The kids are playing hard and practicing well, and that's encouraging to see,” Gray explained. “They're working and executing, so I'm proud of their effort.”
The Bulldogs will have three more games before the Christmas break, and Gray would like to have a strong finish before the holidays.
“We would like to end the semester on a good note. We will have Tish. County right before we leave for Christmas break, so a strong finish would be good for us so we can come back and start in division play.”
New Albany will next be in action on Tuesday as they will travel to Ripley.