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Lady Bull­dogs closed the game on 4-1 run.

“We didn’t close it out,” Briggs said. “We stopped com­mu­ni­cat­ing and made some stupid mis­takes. We can’t do that and ex­pect to win.”

Not much went Al­covy’s way in the fi­nal game as Rock­dale kept the mo­men­tum and raced to the 25-18 win to take the match.

“We are so in­con­sis­tent,” Briggs said. “It isn’t from lack off ef­fort. The girls are try­ing but we make too many sim­ple mis­takes and we have to cor­rect that.”

Al­covy came into Tues­day’s game hop­ing to cap­i­tal­ize on a solid out­ing Satur­day at the Cony­ers Clas­sic. Af­ter drop­ping their first two games, the Lady Tigers made it deep into the bronze round by beat­ing Mor­gan County twice to ad­vance. East Hall fi­nally knocked Al­covy out but the two wins give Briggs’ team seven so far and one more than the school had in 2007. In her first year as head coach, Briggs has man­aged to coach a team of rel­a­tive new­com­ers and build a team that is more com­pet­i­tive than in year’s past.

“I am re­ally proud of how we have done for the most part,” she said. “It’s nice to sur­pass last year’s win to­tal. I guess it means the girls are learn­ing some­thing.”

With two weeks left in the sea­son, Briggs said she wants to im­prove on that record and be­lieves reach­ing dou­ble digit in wins is ob­tain­able.

“I def­i­nitely think we can win at least 10 games, maybe more,” she said. “I am go­ing to talk with the girls about it and we are go­ing to do what we can to make that hap­pen.”

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