The varsity boys had their first Ski Valley competition against Onaway on Tuesday.
The boys came out quick in the first quarter getting an early lead on the Cardinals. The second quarter was the worst for the boys as they opened the door wide open for an Onaway comeback.
Turnovers and lack of rebounding bit the Bulldogs hard in the second quarter and was able to hold a one-point lead going into the half. Much like the first half, the Bulldogs came out hot in the third quarter getting a solid run on the Cardinals. However, in the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs once again opened the door wide open for a Cardinal comeback with the constant turnovers and lack of rebounding.
The Bulldogs lost there lead of 17 and lost to the Cardinals 69-67.
“It was a good game right down to the end,” junior Caeden Blumke said. “We had a lot of turnovers that should not have happened, a lot of bad passes, and we got into a lot of foul trouble. Gave up a lot of open shots to there hot shooters.”
“I think our intensity was there most of the game the second quarter was kind of a low,” junior Cleveland Baker said. “We really picked it up the second half, playing as a team was important like we had 4 scorers in double digits.”
The Bulldogs were led by senior Kyle Whitman who had a double-double with 16 points and ten rebounds. Cleveland Baker added 15, Ronnie Labrecque had a double-double with 12 points and ten rebounds, and Ian Clancy added 11 points and five assists.
The boys play again Thursday, December 14 in Pellston.