The Bulldog boys gave ninth-ranked Bishop Heelan a run for their money but came up short in a 60-57 road loss on Tuesday night.
The Bulldogs trailed for much of the game but were never more than 10 points away from tying the game. Head coach Cody Dyhrkopp says he was proud of the fight his team showed.
The Bulldogs could not get on top of Heelan in the first half due to turning the ball over too much. The first three possessions of the game all resulted in turnovers for Le Mars. Coach Dyhrkopp says the guys are still working on getting on the same page when it comes to valuing possessions.
Le Mars was red hot offensively shooting over 50% from the field and from the three-point arch. Going up against a very good Heelan defense, Coach Dyhrkopp was proud of the strong execution the Bulldogs had.
This loss was a learning lesson for Le Mars who falls to 4-10 on the season. Coach Dyhrkopp says the guys are improving maturity-wise this season, and he looks for that to continue into future games.
Tate Murphy had 18 points to lead the Bulldogs in the loss. Bishop Heelan improves to 9-4 on the season with the win.