Dogs fall to Rebels despite Pride’s double double effort

The Bulldogs dropped to .500 after a loss to the Southwestern Rebels on Saturday. The Dogs had three players score in double figures (Johnson 19, Pride 17, Kaiser 16) but the Rebels had two players score over 20 and they put up 78 points to the Dogs 63.
The game was close through the first half with Johnson leading the way, scoring 10 points in the first frame. Southwestern led after one quarter 15-12. Johnson added another three-point basket in the second quarter and Kaiser scored nine of Batesville 17 points in the period. The Rebels connected on four, three pointers early and maintained a lead throughout the frame. The Dogs trailed at the half 33-29. Pride got the Dogs within two on the first possession of the second half and where down by just one midway through the frame. The Rebels shutdown the Dogs offense over the next four minutes and pulled away ending the period on a 13-1 run. The final quarter started with the Rebels up 52-39.
The Dogs offense get a lift from Kaiser in the third frame, stopping a 5-0 run by southwestern and converting on an and one opportunity. The Rebels maintained a double-digit lead with Batesville coming within nine points in the final two minutes. Southwestern was efficient from the foul line, Jamison Lewis was perfect hitting all seven attempts as the Rebels pulled off the 79-63 win.
Also scoring for Batesville; Grunkemeyer 7, and Prickel 4. Pride posted a double-double with 17 pts and 10 boards, to go with his five blocks. Kaiser also finished with 7 assists and 2 steals.
Batesville will travel to Milan (1-2) on Thursday and will face East Central (0-1) in an EIAC matchup on Saturday.

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