Lady Dogs downed by Mounders in overtime

By Kelsie Hoitomt

ELK MOUND – The Boyceville girls’ basketball team played the last of a three-game road streak in Elk Mound on Thursday night.

The Bulldogs won their first game of the season back in November against the Mounders, but weren’t able to pull off a second victory as they lost 53-45 in overtime.

It was a tight race between both teams with the Bulldogs ahead after the first quarter 11-3. The Mounders then blew up the court in the second quarter with 18 points scored which put them in the lead 21-20.

The Mounders bridged the gap some in the third quarter through the help of free throws made by Josie Hayes which put the score at 32-28 going into the fourth.

The Bulldogs tried to prove they were up for the challenge in the fourth quarter as they fought back and scored 14 points, six of which were from April Lake.

The Bulldogs had the two point lead with 11 seconds left in the game when a foul was then called, which put Elk Mound on the free throw line. The shot bounced off the rim, but managed to land in the hands of McKenna McVey and she put up the rebound to knot the game at 42-42.

The momentum seemed to fade away in overtime as the Bulldogs scored just three points on a deuce by Lake and a free throw from Brooklynn Blaser. The Mounders on the other hand scored 11 points with the help of a big three pointer from Hayes for the win.

Lake had one of her best games and was a big force under the net with 20 points scored from eight deuces and four free throws. Blaser was the only other player to stand at the free throw line with six out of ten attempts passing through the net.

Also scoring for the Bulldogs were Abbey Bird with nine points, Blaser with eight points, Kysa Franseen had six points and Katelyn Merten had two points.

The Bulldogs kicked off a stretch of home games on Tuesday night as they hosted Plum City. They will then play against Bloomer on Friday night starting at 7:30 p.m.