The Red River Lady Bulldogs started slow Thursday night but once they got going it was like a runaway freight! The house was packed at Oakdale High with cheering home town fans. The Bulldogs made a great showing almost packing the visitor seats.
This game had everything. Makayia Hallmon put in a show of driving to the basket, shooting from the line, and rebounding and stealing the ball. The Lady bulldogs got strong performances from starters Morgan Payne, Kaylee Antilley, Dominique Burton and Oksonna Williams. Kaitlyn Antilley, Elizabeth Hughes and Makaila Lewis contributed from the bench.
The Lady Bulldogs put on a basketball clinic to the delight of their fans. And they won the respect of the Oakdale crowd.
When the final buzzer sounded the scoreboard read Red River 80 and Oakdale 46. That win sends the Lady Bulldogs to the Allstate Sugar Bowl Marsh Madness beginning Monday. The semis and the final will be played at Rapides Colosieum in Alexandria. An overjoyed Coch Missy Antilley said they will play Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday. The brackets will be published by LHSAA over the weekend. Red River will play North Caddo in the semi-finals next week.
That game will be broadcast by Journal sports. Watch our Facebook page for game day and time.