After a long break from taking on an opponent on the court, the Lady Bulldogs met up with the Sioux Valley Cossacks on Tues., Jan. 26. The game was a quick-paced one that had the Lady Bulldogs moving the ball around well and stopping most of the Cossack's offensive attempts. Sioux Valley was able to stay in the game by making two 3-pointers at the end of the second quarter.
During the second half, the Cossacks came out aggressively on both of ends of the court and pulled the score within five points halfway through the third quarter. The Cossacks continued to be quick and aggressive, especially defensively, giving the Lady Bulldogs a tough time at getting the ball across half court. The fourth quarter was back and forth, with both teams trying to get the points on board.
The Lady Bulldogs were led by Kennadi Buchholz with 20 points and eight rebounds. The Cossacks were led by Abbie Schneider with 13 points.
The Lady Bulldogs JV lost 23-40.
De Smet 16 26 33 44
Sioux Valley 7 16 26 45
The Lady Bulldogs took to the court again on Fri., Jan. 29 with a home game against Colman-Egan. It was Parents’ Night, with the lone senior, Mackenzie Zell, leading the floor. De Smet moved the ball looking for the open shot, as the Hawks were double and triple teaming Kennadi Buchholz. Both teams struggled to get the ball to fall in the hoop, with the first half of the game being a very low score on both sides.
The Lady Bulldogs came out the second half successfully connecting with the basket, but the Hawks stepped up their defense giving De Smet had a tougher time working the ball around for the good shot.
The Lady Bulldogs were led by Buchholz with 12 points and eight rebounds. Josie Mousel led the Hawks with 18 points.
The Lady Bulldogs JV lost 24-35.
De Smet 4 6 20 26
Colman-Egan 6 12 21 35
The Lady Bulldogs traveled to Hamlin for an early game on Sat., Jan. 30. The Chargers took the lead early in the game by hitting the outside shots. De Smet was able to get a few good passes into Kennadi Buchholz and by driving to the basket and drawing the foul. However, the Chargers are big, physical girls who can work the ball down low.
The Lady Bulldogs were led by
Buchholz with 17 points. The Chargers were led by Ally Abraham, also with 17 points.
The Lady Bulldogs JV lost 14-39.
De Smet 9 20 32 37
Hamlin 20 45 64 72