The Lady Wolves continued their unbeaten streak this past week as they picked up two region 8AAAAA wins and also a good friendly rival win to bring their record to 20-0. This is the first time in program history that Buford has no losses over their first 20 games.
The wins started last Tues in the Buford City Arena as the Lady Wolves dominated the Lady Gladiators of Clarke Central to continue their strangle hold on region 8AAAAA. The Lady Wolves blasted the visitors by the score of 69 to 33. All Lady Wolves played and contributed in the win.
Next up were the Lady Warriors of Walnut Grove on Friday night. The Lady Warriors found the same fate in losing to the Lady Wolves by almost the same score of 67 to 32. Again, all the Lady Wolves played and showed the strength of this pack. This brings the Lady Wolves region record to a perfect 6-0 with only two weeks left in the regular season.
Saturday brought a new challenge as the Lady Wolves traveled to the hostile territory of the upstart Jefferson Lady Dragons. The Lady Dragons have been on a tear over the season and are the #2 ranked team in AAA.
The Lady Wolves showed their dominance early as they built up an eleven point lead after the first two quarters of play. Their defensive full court pressure caused numerous Lady Dragon turnovers and the Lady Wolves sprinted to many transition baskets off the home teams mistakes. The third quarter would not be as kind to the visitors as the Lady Dragons turned many Buford mistakes into a 14-4 quarter for the home team and put the Lady Wolves backs and their perfect record to the wall.
The ladies of Buford answered with a defensive stand that limited the home to to only 2 total points for the final quarter and gave the Lady Wolves their 20th win of the season by the score of 44 -36. It was a game that both teams will use to draw from in the upcoming tournaments for both experience and competition.
The Lady Wolves will be back in action Tues Jan 21 as they travel to Johnson High School to play at 6:00.
The Lady Wolves continued their march to the region tournament as they picked up two more wins over the weekend. This brings their regular season record to a perfect 17 -0. It also brings their region record to 4-0 as one of the opponents over the weekend was region rival Loganville.
On Friday, the Lady Wolves found themselves in a battle vs the Lady Red Devils of Loganville as the baskets were few and far in between. The Lady Red Devils pulled out all the stops and played a physical defense vs the visitors and kept the ladies of Buford from finding any offensive rhythm. When the final horn sounded, the Lady Wolves escaped from the Devils Inferno with a 49 to 42 win to keep the region record unblemished.
Next up on Saturday was the Lady Lions from Peachtree Ridge. This was an unusual battle for the Lady Wolves as it pitted the home team vs one of Coach Durden's former players and former Buford coach Vanessa White. Coach White is now the head coach at Peachtree Ridge and is very familiar with the Buford program and her former coaches style and tactics.
It was a very physical war in the first quarter, but from that point on, the Lady Wolves raced on to a 21 point victory by the score of 75 - 54. Both teams played hard and pushed each other to get better in this point of the season.
The Lady Wolves will be back at home in the Arena this week on Tuesday and Friday as they take on region foes Clarke Central and Walnut Grove. The Tuesday game will be at 6:00 and Fridays tip off will be at 7:00.
Come out and support these young ladies as they continue their march to the region and state tournaments!
Congratulations to both our senior Lady Wolves, Tate Walters and Katelyn Klein as they have been chosen as Gwinnett Tip Off Club "Players of the Month"
Both Tate and KK have been such a valuable part of the Lady Wolves success this season and we want to say congrats and thank you for all their commitment and dedication to the Lady Wolves basketball program.
Great job ladies!
Here is the article in the Gwinnett Daily Post