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Lady Bulldogs win
January 30, 2014By gary pina of North Dallas High School Booster Club
After watching his Lady Bulldogs win their first game, basketball coach Trovocie Jackson said the victory means that they have something to believe in — themselves and their teammates.
The North Dallas varsity girls team rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat Seagoville, 44-41, in District 11-4A play on Jan. 22 to snap a 17-game losing streak.
“I simply told them that I'm not surprised, and that they should enjoy this feeling because it’s a great feeling,” Jackson said. "They of all people knows how hard it is to attain that feeling."
Reamisha Brownlee, a 6-foot-3 junior, scored 13 points and senior guard Sha’tara Jackson had 12 points to lead the victory.
Sha’tara's basket put the Lady Bulldogs ahead, and Reamisha scored the winning basket on an offensive rebound and a pair of free throws, Trovocie Jackson said.
“Sha’tara is the mojo, and the heart, soul and confidence of every player on the team,” Trovocie Jackson said. “We go as she goes.
“Reamisha is pretty good when she is focused. She’s had better scoring games, but mentally, this was the best she’s held it together.”
Trailing 26-24 entering the fourth quarter, North Dallas outscored Seagoville 20-15 in the final quarter.
In last week’s loss to Pinkston, the Lady Bulldogs led 21-9 at halftime and 23-20 after the third quarter, but was outscored 12-4 in the fourth and lost 32-27.
“The difference was in their body language,” Trovocie Jackson said. “I’ve stressed faking it until you make it, but last night, they truly believed they deserved to win and were the better team.
“The eyes can’t lie. And their eyes were full with confidence.”
Jackson said he started the season with 25 girls, and now he has only 11.
“This group of 11 girls deserve to win,” he said. “And as long as I'm breathing and blessed to retain my title as head girls basketball coach, I’m going to work my butt off to make sure that they have every opportunity to do so.”