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It’s been a run of bad luck to start the season for the Bray-Doyle Lady Donkeys and first-year head coach Frank Moser.
With Friday night’s 43-33 loss to Cement, the Lady Donkeys fell to 0-3 to start the season.
But, today could start to see a change of fortune for B-D as the Minco Tournament begins with Verden (2-4) providing the opposition for the Lady Donkeys at 4 p.m.
“We played well against Cement, but we just had a rough first quarter that we never recovered from,” Moser said. “Right now we just want to be a little more consistent with our play. I look at us as a five-cylinder engine, and we’ve only been firing on three or four cylinders this season.”
While the Lady Tigers have played twice as many games as the Lady Donkeys in 2012-13, most of them have been at the hands of quality teams, in relatively close fashion.
Against Class A’s No. 5 ranked team Ft. Cobb Broxton, VHS only lost 43-36, before battling Class B’s No. 22 ranked team Lookeba-Sickles to a 42-36 defeat. No. 15 Amber-Pocasset out of Class 2A is the only ranked team who wasn’t tested by the Lady Tigers.
“I honestly don’t know a whole lot about Verden off hand,” Moser said. “They should be a pretty solid team considering they have a few more games than us. We’ve got a lot to worry about as it is with ourselves and playing better.”
Other teams participating in the tournament will be host Minco, Geary, Riverside Indian, Apache, Union City and Maud.
A Lady Donkeys victory would see them play the winner of Geary/Minco on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the Donkeys will also look to break out as they look for a victory in the Minco Tournament this week as well.
Both the Donkeys and Lady Donkeys will be at home facing Comanche on Dec. 14 after this week.