By Kelsie Hoitomt
BOYCEVILLE – The Boyceville boys’ basketball team took one to the chin this past Thursday after they lost to Spring Valley on a 59-31 final.
The Bulldogs started off on a sour note as they scored just one basket in the first quarter from a triple by Jordan Kuhn. This resulted in a 12 point deficit for the team after the Cardinals posted 15 points.
The Bulldogs tripled their scoring in the second quarter with nine points posted from another trey by Kuhn, a double from Tyler Draeger and a double and two free throws from Justin Schulz.
The Cardinals however played their best offensive game right before the half with 17 points scored against the Bulldogs to put the score at 32-12 going into the break.
Out of the break, both teams took a dip in their scoring as the Bulldogs put up seven against the Cardinals’ 11 for a 43-19 third quarter score.
The fourth quarter turned into a free throw contest with the Cardinals at the line for 14 shot attempts; six were successful.
The Bulldogs had four attempts with three making it through the net. They also drained three doubles and Jake McIntyre scored a triple.
Those baskets put 12 points on the scoreboard for the Bulldogs to give them their final score of 31.
Kuhn, Schulz and McIntyre led the team in points scored with six each. Kuhn had two triples, Schulz had two doubles and two free throws and McIntyre had one triple and three free throws.
Brady Schutts finished with five points from two doubles and a free throw. Hunter Anderson and Draeger each had four points; Anderson had a double and two free throws and Draeger had two doubles.
As a team, the Bulldogs finished with seven doubles, two triples and eight free throws.
The loss puts the Bulldogs at 2-9 in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference and overall they are 4-12 as of Monday’s standings.
Next on the schedule for the Bulldogs was a game Tuesday night (Feb. 4) in Elmwood. They will be back on the road to Hammond this Friday for a contest against St. Croix Central.