Le Mars opened up the second half of their MRAC schedule hosting Sergeant Bluff-Luton on Tuesday night.
The Bulldog girls dropped the opener to the sixth-ranked Warriors by a final of 51-38.
Offense was slow to warm up for the Bulldogs scoring only 18 points in the first half. Le Mars head coach Cody Dyrhkopp says he likes the shots his team was taking but didn’t like the results.
One player who did have it going for Le Mars was Lexi Hurd. The sophomore post player scored 11 points to lead the Bulldogs offensively. Coach Dyhrkopp says that she’s been working hard and needs to work harder to be even more dangerous.
The Bulldogs will now take a 6-8 overall and 5-3 MRAC record on the road to Council Bluffs AL on Friday night. Coach Dyhrkopp says that his team needs to rebound better if they want to win on the road against the Lynx.
Jaelyn Marienau added 10 points offensively as the only other Bulldog in double figures in the loss. Sergeant Bluff-Luton is ranked sixth in the state and improves to 11-2 and 7-1 in the MRAC.
The Bulldog boys earned their stripes last night by gritting out a tough 43-37 over the Warriors to finish off the night.
It was one of those games where good looks and good shots were few and far between for both teams. Bulldog head coach Dave Irwin says that it took an adjustment for his team to make something happen on offense.
One part of the Bulldog struggle in the first half was their offense inside. The Bulldogs had 19 points at the break with only two of them coming from their main post players. Coach Irwin says that the Bulldogs always look to get their posts involved and especially focused on that in the second half.
Le Mars now hits the road to fifth-ranked Council Bluffs AL on Friday. Coach Irwin says the Bulldogs have some things to work on defensively before they face off with Hawkeye commit and McDonald’s All-American nominee Josh Dix.
David Leusink led the Bulldog offense with 15 points as Le Mars improved to 8-5 and 5-2 in the MRAC. Caleb Dreckman added 11. Sergeant Bluff-Luton fell to 4-8 and 1-6 in the MRAC with Tyler Smith leading the Warriors offensively with 18 points.