Bulldog girls survive South Winn attack
By Michael Newton
The MFL MarMac Bulldog girls hosted the South Winneshiek Warriors on Tuesday, Jan. 21, earning a 60-56 victory. Playing their second game in two nights, the girls started out sluggishly, but managed to recover. The Bulldogs hung tough the rest of the quarter, trailing by two at 12-10 after one.
Marcy Klein hit a another three to take the lead in the second quarter, but Payton Poshuta answered with a Warrior three to re-take the lead at 15-13. The Bulldogs clawed back to tie the game at 17 with 4:20 to go in the half, but another Warrior run of five points gave them the 22-17 lead. Lexi Dettbarn hit a three to make it 22-20. With 1:04 left in the half, Madelyn Vogt banked in a three to give the Bulldogs the lead at 31-28. The half would end at that score.
Haley and Madelyn Vogt hit four free throws to stretch the lead to 35-28 early in the third quarter. That was the biggest lead of the quarter, as South Winn kept up the pressure and finished the quarter up three, at 44-41.
South Winn jumped out to a five-point lead early in the fourth quarter, but then started fouling Dettbarn. She didn’t miss, sinking three free throws to keep the Bulldogs in the game. Chaun’te Drahn also hit a key three pointer to give the Bulldogs the lead at 55-53 with 1:16 to go. Dettbarn would make two more to give the Bulldogs a four-point lead at 57-53. Poshuta hit a three for the Warriors at 15.1 seconds to go to keep it close. On the Bulldogs’ next possession, the Warriors had to foul and again chose Dettbarn, who hit those two at 13.8 seconds for a 59-56 lead. South Winn failed to score on their next possession. Marcy Klein was then fouled with a half second to go, and she made the second of two free throws to seal the game 60-56.
This was the Bulldogs’ sixth victory in a row and seventh in eight games. Their record goes to 9-3 overall and 6-3 in the conference. Haley Vogt led the Bulldogs with 17 points, while Dettbarn had 13 and Madelyn Vogt 11.