Bulldogs win opener in comeback fashion, fall in the final

The Bulldogs hosted the Batesville Invitational on Thursday. Game one of the tournament, pitted the Bulldogs against Waldron, with Jennings County facing North Harrison in game two. Batesville won the opening match 58-49 and the Jennings County Panthers cruised to the championship with a 77-54 win over North Harrison. The Panthers won the tournament with a 25-point win over the hosts to finish off the events. 

In the first contest the Bulldogs found themselves down 13-10 after the first period against the Waldron Mohawks. Cole Pride led the Dogs scoring seven of their 10 points in the frame. An 18-point quarter from Waldron had Batesville going into the half, down 31-23. Pride added another five points in the second period, Sam Johnson matched his teammate with five of his own in the period, and Jack Grunkmeyer picked up three first half points. 


The Bulldogs made a turnaround in the third frame holding the Mohawks to just seven points while scoring 13. Cade Kaiser and Grunkmeyer led the way with four each in the quarter. The Mohawks held a slim lead 38-36 going into the final frame. The Bulldogs got on a roll and added 22 points to their tally while doubling up Waldron’s 11-points. The Bulldogs won the first match 59-48.

Pride led the Dogs in the contest with 22-points, Johnson scored 15, Grunkmeyer 10, Kaiser 8, Gus Prickell 2, and Carson Laker 1.

The Bulldogs faced off against Jennings County in the Championship Match the final score was not kind to the Dogs. The Panthers routed Batesville 72-47. The Bulldogs currently sit at 6-3 on the season and will take part in the Ripley County Tournament on Wednesday.

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