The White Hall Lady Bulldogs played host to the Pine Bluff Fillies in their final home game of the season. As the regular season is winding down, both teams were playing for seed positioning in the upcoming conference tournament.
The Lady Bulldogs competed, but the Fillies outlasted White Hall in the fourth quarter to secure a 42-34 win.
As the first quarter progressed, the Fillies started to establish themselves. After both teams struggled early on, Pine Bluff managed to put together a few scoring plays enabling them to build a 11-5 advantage heading into the second quarter.
In the second quarter, White Hall found success in running their half-court sets. The Bulldogs began to beat the Fillies' pressure down court in order to set up their offense, and in their offense, they were patient until someone was open. On the other hand, the Fillies were disrupted by the zone defense of White Hall. The Bulldogs closed the half going on a 5-0 run to cut Pine Bluff's lead to 16-14 heading into halftime.
In the beginning of the second half, the Bulldogs kept the defensive intensity up, making it difficult for the Fillies to score. Midway through the third quarter, Pine Bluff held a four-point lead that they were on the verge of extending. On offense, turnovers began to hurt the Lady Bulldogs in their comeback effort. However, the Fillies weren't able to run away with it, and after three, Pine Bluff led 25-20.
With 6:02 to play in the final quarter, Pine Bluff opened their largest lead of the game after a jumper by Kierra Brice. Pine Bluff's full court press began to take it's toll on the Lady Bulldogs, and the Fillies were able to create separation on the score board.
White Hall would make one last push at the lead, forcing Pine Bluff Head Coach Alexandra Hart to call a timeout with a little over three minutes to play. With 1:17 to play, the Lady Bulldogs connected on a three pointer that made it a five point game, but time wasn't on their side. In the closing seconds, Jaiden Woods stepped up to the line and knocked down a free throw to seal the deal.
Sam Jackson led all Lady Bulldogs in scoring with 10 points. Kierra Brice and Ineka Clark led all scores with 14 points each.