Le Mars basketball opened up play in the MRAC on the road at Sergeant Bluff-Luton and came away with a split with the Warriors.
The Lady Bulldogs opened the night losing to #7 SB-L by a final of 54-36.
Despite the somewhat lopsided final, Le Mars was in the game most of the way. The Bulldogs started the game by leading 7-3 at the end of the first quarter. Head Coach Cody Dyhrkopp was really proud of the way his team played defense early in the game.
Things started to unravel in the second quarter as Sergeant Bluff-Luton went on a 12-0 run to end the half with a two-point lead. The Warriors went on another 12-0 run late in the third to ultimately break the game open. Coach Dyhrkopp says those runs boiled down to his team running out of gas against a good team.
The Bulldogs start the year 0-1 in the MRAC and are 0-3 overall. The Bulldogs host Council Bluffs AL on Tuesday. Sergeant Bluff-Luton is 2-0 and 1-0 in the MRAC and is at Sioux City West on Tuesday.
In the boys’ game, Le Mars held on to a close game late and beat Sergeant Bluff-Luton 47-44.
The Bulldogs saw some great defensive play in the first half holding SB-L to shoot 3-13 from the three-point line in the first half. The Bulldogs also rebounded well and redirected shots well. Head Coach Dave Irwin says that the play last night compared to Tuesday night was much improved.
Caleb Dreckman led Le Mars with 18 points, and he didn’t have to carry the load on his own. The Bulldogs got 10 points from Reece Spieler and seven from Konner Calhoun in the lane. Coach Irwin says it’s important that the Bulldogs get the inside game going to be successful this season.
Le Mars starts the year 1-0 in the MRAC and 1-1 overall and hosts Council Bluffs AL on Tuesday. SB-L is 0-1 to start the year and is at Sioux City West on Tuesday.