By Kelsie Hoitomt
PLUM CITY – With school being closed due to weather plaguing the season, the Boyceville girls’ basketball team had just one game this past week, which was squeezed into the schedule last Saturday, February 22.
The Bulldogs traveled to Plum City and took on the Blue Devils and won by two short points in the 51-49 final.
The Lady Dogs started off the game up by one point with the first score at 8-7. Lexi Peterson drained a three pointer, Morgan Kuhn had a double and April Lake knocked in a double and a free throw to get the team on the board.
The game tied at 18-18 after the Blue Devils outscored the Bulldogs by one point in the second quarter.
The Bulldogs posted ten points through the help of a triple from Kuhn and Kennedy Hellmann and then three free throws by Cassie Malean and one by Abbey Bird.
The score gap remained close after the half time break. The Blue Devils took their first quarter lead in the third with the score at 32-31.
The Bulldogs posted 13 points after the break by three doubles from Bird, one from Peterson and Madysn Riek each and then a double and a free throw by Lake.
Baskets were made left and right in the fourth quarter with the game on the line. The Bulldogs stepped up their momentum just enough to outscore the Blue Devils by three points and take the win by two in the 51-49 final.
The Bulldogs posted 20 points in the final eight minutes, which included a triple by Bird and Kuhn each. Lake and Malean drained two deuces each, Hellmann had one, Peterson had three free throws and Riek had one as well.
As a team, the Bulldogs were ten for 17 from the foul line. They finished with six triples and 13 doubles scored.
Bird and Lake led the team in points scored with ten apiece. Bird had three doubles, one triple and one free throw and Lake finished with four doubles and two free throws.
Following them were Peterson and Kuhn who each had eight points. Peterson had one double, one triple and three free throws and Kuhn made two triples and one double.
Malean was next with seven from two doubles and three free throws. Then it was Hellmann with five from one trey and one deuce. Riek then had three points from one free throw and one double.
The Bulldogs were scheduled to play Ladysmith on Monday night, but due to scheduling conflicts the game was cancelled.
Next on the schedule for the Lady Dogs is a conference contest at home Thursday, Feb. 27 against Elk Mound. They will then play Friday in Elmwood with both games starting at 7:30 p.m.
The seeding for the first round of Regionals is complete as well. The Bulldogs are set to play against Cadott on Tuesday, March 4 at home starting at 7:00 p.m.
The winner of that game will go on to play the number one seed, Colfax, in Colfax on Friday, March 7.