Girls basketball defeats Zephyrhills on Senior Night

The Bulls continue their 4 game win streak with a win on Senior Night.


Alexis Marquith

Junior Madison Gant drives to the basket looking to score.

The Wiregrass girl’s basketball team beat the Zephyrhills Bulldogs in their last home game on Friday by a score of 58-50. The Bulls commemorated their only senior, Tatiana Felder, during halftime.

Wiregrass was coming off a 38 point win over the Gulf Buccaneers, and looking to impress on the team’s senior night.

Senior Tatiana Felder (22) playing in her last home game for the Wiregrass Bulls.

“It started out rough, but I’m proud of my team for playing smart and pushing through,” Junior shooting guard Allison Fleming said. “It was great to play with Tatiana one last time, we’ll all miss her.”

Both teams played strong defense throughout the first quarter, with neither team having more than a three point lead. The Bulls failed to capitalize on some fast breaks, ending the quarter with the score tied 11-11.

Junior point guard Madison Gant gave the Bulls their biggest lead of the game in the second quarter, after draining a three to make the score 18-14 for the Bulls. The two teams stayed close at 24-22 in favor of the Bulls going into halftime.

After a successful free throw by Zephyrhills, the two teams stayed at a one point differential in the third quarter until there was three minutes left, when sophomore forward Zoi Evans made a free throw to give Wiregrass a four point lead. The Bulls maintained this lead to end the 3rd quarter, 41-38.

Sophomore Natalia Rivera diving to gain possession for the Bulls.

The fourth quarter was very back and forth, with both teams having success scoring. Zephyrhills took the lead with 4:30 left, one of their only leads of the game. The Bulls responded quickly, and gave themselves a 56-49 lead with one minute left. Allison Fleming successfully sank two free throw shots, securing Wiregrass the win with a final score of 58-50.

Head coach John Gant is already thinking of how to prepare for the game against Sickles.

“We’re gonna prep the same way as other games, drills and skills during practice and working on the defense and offense,” Gant explaned. “A little more concentration on offense for this one.”

The Bulls will play next on Tuesday, February 5th, at Sickles.