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Le Mars Resumes MRAC Play with Thrilling Doubleheader at West


The Bulldogs resumed MRAC basketball action with a girls and boys sweep of the Sioux City West Wolverines. The girls game opened with the Bulldogs winning 61-53 in overtime.

The Bulldogs could never pull away from West, and the game remained tight throughout the contest. That was until we got to overtime when Le Mars outscored West 13-5 in the extra period. Head Coach Cody Dyhrkopp was proud of how his team came out of the locker room at half time and improved their play.

Zoe Wittkop became the x-factor for the Bulldogs leading the way offensively with 13 points. All 13 points came in the second half when they were needed most. Despite her five-foot two-inch frame, Wittkop has been able to be effective around the hoop.

The Bulldogs turn things around quickly as they will be at second-ranked Bishop Heelan this afternoon at 3:00. Coach Dyhrkopp says that, with the way his team plays every game, he knows that they will come out and put up a good fight.

The Bulldogs also got a 12-point performance from Jaelyn Marienau, Madi Huls, and Maggie Allen. The Bulldogs improve to 4-6 overall and 4-1 in the MRAC with the win.

The Bulldog boys capped off a fun night with a 63-54 win over the West high boys.

Similar to the girls game, neither team could pull away from the other throughout most of the game. The contest was separated by three points at the half and two points at the end of the third quarter. Head Coach Dave Irwin says that this could be because of how his team had to change their gameplan up due to their recent work load.

Caleb Dreckman led the Bulldogs with 26 points in the win while Konnor Calhoun tacked on 10 points. The difference-maker for Le Mars was Matthew Ahlers who added nine crucial points off the bench for the Bulldogs. Coach Irwin says that Ahlers came up big in more ways than one.

The Bulldogs improved to 6-4 overall and 4-1 in the MRAC while winning their fifth out of six games. The Bulldogs are at MOC-Floyd Valley on Tuesday.