Bulldogs split


SOMERVILLE - The Bulldogs basketball team split their two district games over the week.

On Wednesday, the North Zulch boys went on the road and beat the Somerville Yegua, 56-37. Their next game was a home loss to the Snook Blue Jays, 76-40.

North Zulch dominated Somerville with a 19-point victory. Gerhart Wiese was the Bulldogs leading scorer with 23 points. Michael Harris showed off an impressive performance as well with 15 points from five 3-point shots. Cole Weaver was also attacking from the perimeter with three 3-pointers made.

The excellent shooting from long range helped North Zulch spread Somerville's defense on Wednesday, and allowed the Bulldogs to attack from all over the court.

The Bulldogs next task was to defend their home court against Snook, but the Blue Jays took the win with ease. North Zulch kept the game close for the first half, but could not keep up in the second and lost by 36.

Bulldogs basketball head coach David Graves said, "I think it was a tale of two halves. The first half we did some of what wanted to take care of. The second half was a different story."

North Zulch lost their starting center, Wiese, for the third quarter because he was in foul trouble. "We lost our big man for the whole third quarter, but that's no excuse because we preach next man up," said Graves.

Harris was the Bulldogs top scorer with 19 points. He had an excellent night shooting with six 3-pointers made.

The Bulldogs next game is on the road against Iola High School on Friday and their next home game is Jan. 30.