The Bulldogs started off strong, scoring 20 points to SB-L’s 9 in the first quarter. However, the Warriors were ready to make a comeback. They showed great teamwork as they fought to take the lead by 10 at halftime.
Head Coach Adam Vander Schaaf said his guys “really settled in and played excellent team basketball. The boys were knocking down shots and sharing the ball as evidenced by our balanced scoring.”
In fact, four Warriors scored in the double-digits (Keegan Savary, Connor Groves, Chris Kroll, Jackson Wright) and three tied for the most rebounds (Savary, Wright, Collin Croston).
Leading scorer Savary knocked down the first shot of the night, which happened to be a three. He put up a total of 22 points and grabbed a chart-topping 7 rebounds.
Second- and third-leading scorers Groves and Kroll each drained four three-pointers throughout the game. Groves ended the night with 20 points. Kroll had 19.
It was the guys’ sharp shooting combined with their great hustle that helped SB-L climb into the lead. And their strong defense maintained a two-digit scoring gap for the remainder of the game, even pulling them ahead by 20 in the final minutes.
The team’s hard work from start to finish earned them a victory in Le Mars, 80-64.
The Warriors now improve to 3-2 for the season. They will take on Sioux City East at home on Friday (Dec. 16).