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Western Christian Takes Doubleheader with Le Mars on the Road

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Western Christian and Le Mars met up in a rematch of former conference rivals out of the Lakes Conference. The Wolfpack left the Le Mars high school gym with a sweep over the Bulldogs.

The girls game ended with the Wolfpack winning their second game of the season taking down Le Mars 51-44.

The game started out with Western Christian being aggressive on defense and committing a lot of fouls. The Bulldogs used that to shoot 16 free throws and make 10 of them in the first half alone to take a 21-18 lead in to the halftime break. Le Mars Head Coach Cody Dyrhkopp says that it was good to see his team take advantage of those opportunities in the game.

Later in the second half, Le Mars started to unravel and eventually got outscored 31-14 to end the game. Sarah Brown led the Bulldogs with 17 points and Zoe Wittkop had 12 points for Le Mars. While the Bulldogs came out on the short end last night, Coach Dyhrkopp was happy to see his young team not panic in the late game situation.

The Bulldogs fall to 1-4 overall and is scheduled to be at #2 Bishop Heelan tonight. Western Christian improved to 2-3 on the season.

In the boys game, the top-ranked Western Christian squad flexed their muscles to a 59-48 victory over Le Mars.

It was evident pretty early that Le Mars was facing a team who had a lot of things going for it. The Wolfpack were hitting shots from the outside, inside, and making their free throws. Head Coach Dave Irwin says that two things were obvious about how his team came to play: there was a struggle to rebound and a lack of carefulness with the basketball.

The Bulldogs were led by Caleb Dreckman who scored 20 points in the loss for Le Mars. Konnor Calhoun had a good game in the post scoring 12 points for the Bulldogs. Coach Irwin says that, despite the losses in his last two games, he has been pleased with the overall effort of his team.

The Bulldogs dropped to 1-3 on the year while Western Christian improved to 3-1.