By Kelsie Hoitomt
On Thursday night the Boyceville girls basketball team traveled to Colfax to face off against the number one team in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference.
To say the night was unusual is an understatement. The Bulldogs scored just 18 points in the entire 32 minutes of play with six two-point shots, one triple and three field goals made.
The Vikings who are currently undefeated in the conference played one of their worst games of the season as well with 28 points scored on their end, the lowest of the year.
The game started with both teams scoring two points in the first quarter. The Bulldogs’ Shyanne Marlett put in the basket for her team and then Karina Wait scored for the Vikings.
The Vikings went to their outside game in the second quarter with two three pointers dropped in and a double for eight points.
That gave them a 10-4 lead at the half as the Bulldogs scored only one basket again in the second, which came from Marlett once again.
Out of the break, the Bulldogs played their best offensive game with eight points scored.
Morgan Kuhn put down the team’s first and only three pointer and Cassie Malean scored her first double of the game. Madysn Riek also got in the action with three out of four free throws made.
The Vikings also had their highest scoring quarter in the third with ten points posted, which put the score at 20-12 going into the fourth.
The final eight minutes were a lull just as the rest of the game with seven total baskets made between the two teams.
The Bulldogs scored six total points to end the game with three doubles scored; two from Malean and one from Kuhn.
The Vikings ended with the 28-18 win after Danielle Dachel scored two triples and two free throws.
Malean’s three doubles gave her six total points, which was the highest amongst her teammates. Kuhn followed with five, Marlett had four and Riek had three.
Hosting the Orioles
On Saturday, the girls played a double-header with the boys team against Stanley-Boyd. They doubled their points scored, but still lost 44-36.
The Bulldogs trailed by three to start with the first quarter score at 13-10. The posted eight points in the second quarter against the Orioles’ seven, which put them down by two at the half.
Lexi Peterson hit a three in the first and second quarters. Marlett had two doubles and one free throw in the first and Malean also had a double in the first. Malean finished with a double and a triple scored in the second.
As hard as they tried, it seemed for every basket they scored the Orioles answered back with one of their own.
The Bulldogs couldn’t catch up and soon they were down by five going into the final eight minutes with the score at 30-25.
Abbey Bird scored a double for the Bulldogs and a triple in the third quarter for five of their seven points. Brooklyn Hellmann scored the rest with two free throws made.
The Orioles turned up the heat in the fourth quarter with 14 points posted to the Bulldogs’ 11 for a final score of 44-36.
Bird finished with two doubles in the fourth. Hellmann and Malean each had one and Marki Lagerstrom made a free throw and then a double.
Malean and Bird led in points with nine each from three doubles and one triple.
Lexi Peterson followed with six from her two triples. Then it was Marlett with five from two doubles and one free throw.
Hellmann finished with four points from one double and two free throws and Marki Lagerstrom had one double and one free throw.
That was just one of four straight home games the Bulldogs host. They were at home against Elk Mound on Tuesday (Jan. 27) and they will be back on Monday, February 2 to play against Bloomer and then Thursday, February 5 they will host the Hilltoppers.