Bullard gives all, a little more on court

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 9, 2012

Pleasant Home’s Erica Bullard plays the game she loves with an aggressive style. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

Playing an aggressive style of basketball for Pleasant Home senior Erica Bullard isn’t anything new.

And it’s with that aggressiveness and a team-oriented mentality that Bullard will try to help lead the Lady Eagles to a first-round victory over Kinston tomorrow night in the Class 1A, Area 2 tournament at PHS.

She has been playing her chosen sport since the sixth grade, and said she loves everything about the game.

“I would say I’m aggressive,” Bullard said. “I try to read the passes. I’m not selfish, and I don’t care who scores the points as long as they are being scored.”

The Lady Eagles will enter tomorrow’s game with a 13-5 overall record and a No. 10 ranking in Class 1A.

In area play this season, the Lady Eagles have defeated the Lady Bulldogs 43-12 on Jan. 10, and 54-32 on Jan. 20.

Bullard said the team knows how important the game is on Friday.

“If we lose, we are done with our season,” she said. “I don’t want to be done, and I think I speak for the rest of the team when I say that.

“We have to get the ‘W,’ and I know we are capable of that,” she said.

Bullard said the keys to victory for the Lady Eagles are to “play like a team” and “be unselfish.”

“Just like we have been doing,” she said. “We have to have less turnovers and more rebounds, but most importantly, we have to play ‘Pleasant Home defense.'”

Bullard is the daughter of Sandra Carr and Donald Bullard.