Bulldog boys battered by Beavers in WIAA D4 tournament opener

By Cara L. Dempski

CUMBERLAND — Boyceville head boys’ basketball coach Ben Luer knew one thing for certain heading into last week’s regional quarterfinal at Cumberland: his team had to play well.

“We knew we had to play a perfect game to have a chance,” Luer said in written comments a few days later. “They (the Beavers) are a well-rounded team with a really good player.”

The game was not quite what the Bulldogs hoped, as they were handed a 78-45 loss by the region’s number-five seed to end the season. The loss punctuated a season in which Luer expressed pride in his team for never giving up.

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