Bulldogs collect a pair of wins

Thursday- vs South Dearborn

The Bulldogs and South Dearborn Knights faced off in an EIAC matchup on Thursday. Sam Johnson scored the first basket of the game for Batesville from three-point land and Brodie Teke matched Johnson shot to tie the game up. Both teams battled even until a 6-0 run by the Knights led by Adam Kunkel’s four-points, put SD up 12-7. Johnson and Jack Grunkmeyer scored again for BHS, Teke hit from deep again and Corbin Cassidy did the same putting SD up 18-11 after the first frame. A 5-0 SD run started the second quarter pushing the Knights lead to 12-points. Ryan Willoughby added a three-pointer for SD but the Dogs got hot and went on a 9-0 run with Gus Prickel getting the scoring started. Cade Kaiser and Cole Pride chipped in, and a Pride free throw just before halftime tied the game up at 28-28.

The second half began, and the Dogs got another three-pointer from Johnson, Hudson Shackelford scored for the Knights, the Batesville got hot again. Pride scored the next six-points in the contest, Prickel then hit back-to-back three’s and the Dogs lead was back to 13-points. Kunkel landed a basket for SD before the half ended making the score 43-32 in Batesville’s favor. Both teams traded baskets for the first few possesions in the fourth quarter before Willoughby hit two in a row making it a 10-point game. Johnson hit again from deep, his sixth three-point basket of the game. Prickel and Teke each hit from deep for their respective teams, but Pride finished off the game completing an old fashioned three-point play giving his team a 57-44 win.

Unofficial Scoring-

BHS – Johnson 22, Pride 13, Prickel 11, Grunkmeyer 6, Kaiser 5

SDHS – Teke 14, Willoughby 13, Shackelford 6, Kunkel 6, Cassidy 3, Peyton Hill 2

Saturday- vs Madison

The Bulldogs edged the Cubs 15-12 in the first quarter and put up 20 more points in the second to take a 10-point lead at the half. Batesville shutdown the Cubs in the third period, holding them to just three-points, while dropping another 20 to go up 55-28. The Cubs outscored Batesville 19-17 in the final frame, but the Dogs cruised past the Cubs for the 25-point win. The 72-47 win is the highest point total for BHS this season, topping the open game 69-point effort against Jac-Cen-Del. Johnson scored 22-points for the second consecutive game, Pride match his 22, Kaiser 11, Laker and Prickel 5, Drake 4, Luers 2, Grunkmeyer 1.

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