The Lady Bulldogs took the court Tues., Jan. 5 against the Clark/Willow Lake Cyclones. De Smet was able to get the first basket quickly with the tipoff from Kennadi Buchholz to Mackenzie Zell and then a quick shot from Emma Albrecht. The Lady Bulldogs were able to control the first half of the game by getting the ball to Buchholz and getting some shots off quickly.
The second half started in De Smet's favor as well with Albrecht going in for a quick layup. De Smet moved the ball well to get the good shot, but the Cyclones were also hitting some shots to keep them in the game until the end. Albrecht and Buchholz were able to hit a couple shots in the last couple minutes. The Cyclones tried to get the ball back in their hands and fouled Albrecht with 10.3 seconds. Albrecht sank both free throws, putting De Smet up by three, and the Cyclones were unsuccessful at getting the ball down the court for a last shot.
The Lady Bulldogs were led by Buchholz with 26 points, six rebounds and Emma Albrecht with 18 points, five rebounds. The Cyclones were led by Charity Kabwe with 25 points.
The Lady Bulldogs JV lost 31-52.
De Smet 16 25 39 58
Clark/WL 12 22 40 55
The Lady Bulldogs traveled to Arlington Thurs., Jan. 7 to take on the Arlington Cardinals. During the first half of the game, the Lady Bulldogs played really strong defense. On offense, they worked the ball into the post, putting themselves at the free throw line and the Cardinals in foul trouble.
However, in the second half, the Cardinals came out with tough defense, which caused De Smet to mishandle the ball. The Lady Bulldogs struggled with handling and passes, and the Cardinals were able to take advantage, putting points on the board.
The Lady Bulldogs were led by Kennadi Buchholz with 12 points, 12 rebounds and Camryn Schmidt with 11 points, six rebounds. The Cardinals were lead by Hadley Carlson with 15 points.
The Lady Bulldogs JV lost 20-39.
De Smet 8 23 25 37
Arlington 4 17 33 43
The Lady Bulldogs traveled to Huron on Mon., Jan. 11, playing James Valley Christian to start the week off. The Vikings doubled down on Kennadi Buchholz, trying to take her out of the game, but the Lady Bulldogs were still able to make some quick, smart passes to get Buchholz the ball. De Smet played smart by working the ball around to find the post or open shot.
Emma Albrecht hit a three to start the second half, and the Lady Bulldogs' defense stepped up, holding the Vikings’ points down. De Smet's defense and ball movement were key contributors to a successful win.
The Lady Bulldogs were led by Buchholz with 25 points, five rebounds and Mackenzie Zell with 13 points, five rebounds, eight assists and seven steals. The Vikings were led by Karilyn Wieting with 27 points.
The Lady Bulldogs JH 7th graders won 35-10, and the JV lost 18-39.
De Smet 16 32 48 59
James Valley 17 26 39 44