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Comeback Bid Falls Short for Watchdog Boys

While the final score may not indicate a close game, the Beresford Watchdogs (14-5) nearly overcame a 20-point deficit to the Lennox Orioles on Tuesday, February 14th.  The Watchdogs seemed to run out of steam in the fourth quarter and fell 71-52.

Beresford led 12-11 with 2:45 to go in the first quarter.  They wouldn’t score again until 3:30 left in the second quarter.  During that time Lennox went on a 16-0 run.  The Orioles ended the first quarter 17-12 and then led 27-12 before the Watchdogs scored again.  Lennox led 36-21 at halftime.

The Oriole lead continued to grow in the early stages of the third quarter.  The Orioles started the second half on a 7-0 run for a game-high, 22-point lead at 43-21 with 6:20 left in the third quarter.  Beresford then made a massive comeback.  The Watchdogs ended the third quarter on a 22-4 run and cut the lead down to 47-43 going into the fourth quarter.  Beresford got within two points, 49-47, with 5:20 to go, but Lennox went on a 12-0 run to push the lead to 61-47 with 2:45 to play.  That run put the game out of reach for Beresford.

Andrew Atwood had 14 points, seven rebounds, and two assists.  Tate VanOtterloo finished with 14 points, six rebounds, four assists, and two steals.  Aiden Hamm had 10 points and four rebounds.  Malachi James added seven points and five rebounds.  Jake Goblirsch had two points, six rebounds, and three blocked shots.


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