The 7th grade boys had their first game of the new year last night against Paul Hadley. When the game started the Bulldogs struggled to their offense going and find their rythym. The Dogs played good defense and kept it close. However, as the half wore on the Dogs struggled to finish defensive possessions with get rebounds and that, along with a struggling offense, allowed Paul Hadley to extend the lead going into halftime. Coming out in the second half was a much different Bulldogs team. Their aggressiveness on both offense and defense brought them back into within striking distance. As the game came to a close the Dogs kept fighting but the whole they dug in the beginning would be too much to overcome in the end. Dylan Hopf was the leading steals man for the Bulldogs. Corey Smith was the leader on the boards. Logan Reffeitt was dropping dimes and led the team in assists. Dylan Hopf and Jake Wilson led the team in scoring. The Bulldogs are back in action Thursday, at home, for their last regular season game against Zionsville West. Go Dogs!
8th grade boys basketball team went on the road last night to take on Paul Hadley. defense set the tone early allowing the Dogs to jump out to an early 5 to 0 advantage. This included one of two charges taken by Jayden Whitaker on the night. The Pioneers would fight back and eventually take the lead early in the second quarter. Christian Dybedock and Julian Embry came off the bench to give the team a spark with a couple of huge baskets to help the Dogs take a two point lead into the half. In the 3rd quarter Carson Knox would heat up from beyond the arch netting three 3-pointers to help extend the lead. Again the Pioneers fought back and grabbed the lead late in the fourth quarter. Dogs had several great opportunities to win the game but in the end the Pioneers escaped with a 2 point victory. The team will look to get back in the winning column on Thursday as they host Zionsville. Good Luck Dogs!