North Zulch falls in district

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The North Zulch Bulldogs basketball team dropped a pair of district contests to Normangee and Burton and are in danger of missing the postseason with two games remaining in the regular season.

“The team still believes they can get to the playoffs,” said North Zulch Basketball Coach Matt Kirschner. “The rest of our games are at home and that will be a big help. What we need to do to get a win or two is cut down on turnovers, specially against tight pressure.”

North Zulch battled Iola on Tuesday for senior night. With a win against Somerville on Friday, they would be in a three-way tie for fourth place. This would likely result in a play-in tournament between the three.

Last Tuesday at NZHS, the Bulldogs lost to Normangee by a score of 72-40. The Panthers posted 46 points in the second and third quarters and never looked back. Peyton Wolfe led the way on scoring for the Bulldogs with eight. They shot 40 percent from the field in the game.

On Friday, they traveled to Burton and fell 63-48 on the road. North Zulch managed just four points in the third quarter before charging back in the final eight minutes. They posted 27 points in the fourth quarter, but Burton matched them with 19 of their own to safely take the 15-point victory.

Tyler Holder led the scoring charge for the Bulldogs with 10 points on the night, which included a pair of three-pointers. He was followed by Eli Juarez with eight and Stephen Harris with seven. As a team, North Zulch shot 41 percent from the floor.

After hosting Somerville at NZHS on Friday, the Bulldogs will welcome Snook to their home for the final game of the regular season. Both games will tipoff at 6:15 p.m.

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