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Bulldogs' bite too much for Bluejays

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Photo by Steven Looney
On Monday night, Nov. 19, Koshkonong varsity girls kicked off the 2012-2013 basketball season against the Lady Bulldogs from Van Buren.

Although the Lady Jays were able to get some good shot attempts, and consistently kept the ball alive under the basket,over the much taller Lady Dogs, they were not able to contain the firepower of the Lady Bulldogs. Van Buren took the lead, 14-5, at the end of one. Kosh trailed 29-14 at half and at the end of three 42-23.

Van Buren cruised to the 55-36 victory.

Kasidy Jones had 16 points, Lexie Wagoner eight and Violet Hampton five for the Lady Bluejays from Koshkonong.

First-year Koshkonong head boys basketball coach Andrew Eckman ran the young Bluejay junior varsity team out for two quarters of competition. The Junior Bluejays held a 24-16 advantage. There wasn't much lag time in the two quarters of play, with the Bluejays and the junior Van Buren Bulldogs running the floor, end to end.

The very young Koshkonong varsity boys team which took the floor with primarily the same players who had earlier played two quarters of JV ball. The Van Buren varsity boys jumped out to a 28-5 first-quarter lead and pushed that lead to 43-19 at the half.

The more experienced and deeper bench of the Bulldogs were too much for the Bluejays to handle. With the turbo clock running in the final frame, the Bluejays (most of them had already played five quarters) kept charging and working until the final buzzer.

Van Buren won the gane, 72-27.

Freshman Logan Hadley and sophomore Tyler Wiggs led the Jays in scoring, with seven points apiece.

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