Taylor Dorsey said she and her Fort Worth Dunbar Wildcats teammates have something to prove this season.
So after dropping 30 points on Fort Worth Eastern Hills in an 80-55 District 6-4A victory at Dunbar High on Thursday afternoon, her statement rang loud and clear.
Dunbar (9-12, 7-0 6-4A), scored 48 points on layups or put-backs.
"A lot of people thought we couldn't be competitive anymore," Dorsey said. "They say we can't beat teams anymore like this. We've got a lot to show this season and a lot of goals to meet."
Armani Allen and Brianna Tarkington made three of four free throws to draw Eastern Hills within 22-20 in the second period, but Shaniyah Hawkins hit a left-side jumper to start things for Dunbar. Dorsey scored eight points and Aliyah Bundage had a 3-pointer and two more baskets as Dunbar went up 40-24.
Dunbar coach Nishia Walker was impressed by her team's ability to overcome the various illnesses that have sidelined several players.
"We're still not 100 percent, but we're fighting and that's what I like to see," she said. "We obviously just need to keep getting better, but playing aggressive is what we need to continue to do."
The Highlanders (6-12, 3-4) made just three field goals in each quarter.
"We really hit some difficulty with the holidays and we're not as sharp," Eastern Hills coach Lejon Wright said. "But we're still right in there around fourth place in district, and I feel like I saw some things today that we can build on."
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