The De Smet Bulldog boys basketball team has taken a lot of pride in their defensive play so far this season. Friday night at Arlington was a perfect example of that, defeating the 3-1 Cardinals 55-16. De Smet held Arlington to an amazingly low three points the entire second half.
Coach Jeff Gruenhagen was pleased to see his full squad play well.
“While my starters got limited minutes tonight, it was good to see the bench continue to keep working on the defensive end,” said Gruenhagen. “We moved the ball well as a group.”
De Smet shot 23 for 46 from the field for 50% while holding Arlington to five for 39 and a very low 13 percent. They outrebounded the Cards 33-25 and committed 11 turnovers compared to Arlington’s 18.
Kalen Garry led the scoring department with 29 points, followed by Rett Osthus with 12 points and Damon Wilkinson with 10. Wilkinson led the Dogs win rebounding with nine followed by Tori Holland with seven and Ethan McCune with six. Osthus and Garry each tallied five assists.
The top-rated Bulldogs are 7-1 following the win over the Cardinals.
De Smet 21 36 51 55
Arlington 9 13 16 16