Bulldog girls defeat Starmont 50-43

Haley Vogt (10) starts the Bulldog scoring against Starmont on Feb. 10. She scored 11 points in the Bulldog win. (Photo by Michael Newton)


By Michael Newton


The MFL MarMac girls went into the Feb. 10 game with Starmont tied with South Winneshiek, at 6-4, for fifth place in the conference. A victory would give them sole possession of fifth, as South Winn had no make-up games scheduled. 


The Bulldog girls started the game quickly, as Haley Vogt scored off the tip-off for the quick 2-0 lead. The Bulldogs built two five-point leads at 5-0 and 7-2, but Starmont closed the first quarter with a 7-0 run to take the lead 9-7. 


The score was nip and tuck throughout the second quarter. The Bulldogs opened a five-point cushion with about a minute and thirty seconds to go in the half, when Lexi Dettbarn drained a three-point shot for the 20-15 lead. The half ended at 20-17 Bulldogs.


Starmont grabbed a five-point lead in the third quarter, bringing the score to 31-26. However, a foul on a three-point shooting Madelyn Vogt allowed the Bulldogs to creep back in, as she made all three free throws to end the quarter 31-29 Starmont.  


In the fourth quarter, the Bulldogs went ahead 34-33 off a Dettbarn three. Starmont answered with a Nicole Baumgartner pair of baskets to lead 37-34 at the six-minute mark. Bulldog Marcy Klein tied the game at 37 with a free throw at the 5:20 mark. Starmont then scored a three and Dettbarn answered at 4:10 to go for a 40-40 score. Starmont’s Mica Moeller’s three put them up 43-40, but that was answered by Haley Vogt’s basket, and then Vogt completed the traditional three-point play with 2:39 to go. Dettbarn iced the game with 18.9 seconds to go with a free throw, which set the final margin of victory at 50-43.


With 15 points, Dettbarn was the leading scorer for the Bulldogs. Haley Vogt also added 13 points.The Bulldogs ended the conference schedule with a 7-4 record and fifth place overall. They also had a 12-7 overall record.

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