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Lady Bulldogs victorious over Blue Devils; fall short by 3 to Elk Mound

By Kelsie Hoitomt

The Lady Bulldogs suffered quite the upset in Elk Mound last Thursday night after they lost by just three points in a 37-34 final.

They were able to turn things around this past Saturday afternoon with a win of 44-29 at home over Plum City.

Road loss

The Bulldogs game in Elk Mound started off with the Mounders ahead 9-5 in the first quarter after the Bulldogs had two doubles and a freethrow.

Boyceville’s offense had a surge in momentum in the second quarter and they played their best game with 12 points scored, which included a three from Alexa Peterson and Morgan Kuhn.

Their 12 points along with the Mounders’ eight put the score at 17-17 going into the half-time break.

With the game tied, the Bulldogs posted ten points in the third and held the Mounders to five, which gave them the lead of 27-22 going into the fourth.

Despite the hard fought battle, the Bulldogs were plagued by turnovers, 25 total, which changed the outcome of the game.

The Mounders posted 15 points in the fourth quarter and held the Bulldogs to seven, which was enough to steal the game away.

Abbey Bird finished as the points leader for the team with 11 from five doubles and one freethrow.

Following her was April Lake with eight from two doubles and four freethrows. Kuhn and Shyanne Marlett each had six points; Kuhn had two treys and Marlett had three doubles. Then it was Peterson withs three points from her one triple.

Win at home

The Bulldogs regained the stride after their 44-29 win over the Blue Devils last Saturday afternoon.

The Lady Dogs jumped to an early lead with the score at 12-4 after the first quarter. Peterson, Lake, Bird and Marlett each had baskets from inside the arc to put the team ahead.

The lead increased by eight points in the second quarter after Peterson drained a three, Kennedy Hellmann and Cassie Malean each had a double and Madysn Riek had a freethrow.

The Blue Devils had eight points as well, which put the half-time score at 20-12.

After the break the Bulldogs were on a tear with 15 points posted in the third quarter, including five points from Hellmann who had a double and a triple.

The gap in the score increased greatly as the Blue Devils only baskets were freethrows in the entire eight minutes. They put down five for a 35-17 third quarter score.

The Blue Devils fought back in the fourth quarter played their best game with 12 points, ten of which were freethrows.

Despite Plum City’s efforts, the Bulldogs had the game in the bag since the third quarter now. They sealed the deal with nine points in the fourth from four baskets and a free throw.

It was a total team effort on the offense with Lake and Hellmann leading the way in points. Lake had ten from five doubles and Hellmann had nine from a triple and three doubles.

Following them was Bird with seven points, Marlett had six, Peterson had five, Riek had three and Malean and Kuhn each had two.

The Lady Bulldogs were back on the court Tuesday night for a nonconference game against Cameron. They will be on the road again this Friday night with a game against the currently undefeated Colfax Vikings starting at 7:30 p.m.