After two more losses, North Pulaski Coach Stacy Dalmut still doesn’t know what to do with the Lady Falcons.
Two weeks ago, the Falcons (4-14, 1-8 5A-Central) lost at West Helena. This past Tuesday, they suffered an 81-33 loss to Jacksonville at home which was disappointing because they played Jacksonville tougher in the first meeting. After an encouraging start to the season, Dalmut is trying to keep her young team focused.
“I’m very young,” Dalmut said. “One thing we can do is work on getting better and get ready for next year.”
Even though North Pulaski suffered a beat down to Jacksonville, she was encouraged by the performance of sophomore post Raigen Thomas. She said Thomas worked hard but because of Jacksonville’s pressure the Lady Falcons could not get the ball into her. One thing they are not doing is playing a full four quarters, and that happened again against Jacksonville. North Pulaski hosts Little Rock Mills on Friday.
“I just everybody would go out and play our game,” Dalmut said. “We haven’t done that since beating Sylvan Hills by 20 points. We’ve been real shotty.”
Dalmut believes injuries to senior Jolisha Baker and freshman Terrany Tate have affected the Lady Falcons. Both suffered ACL season-ending knee injuries.
“Jolisha was one of our leaders,” Dalmut said. Without her, we don’t have a leader on the floor.”