Bulldogs Fall at Home to the Watchdogs

Last night the Madison Bulldogs boys basketball team lost for only the second time in their last eight games, with the Bulldogs falling at home to the Beresford Watchdogs 57-46.

Neither team was able to establish a rhythm early on, with Beresford leading 2-0 for the first three minutes of the game. But the Watchdogs were able to add to their lead with a 13-6 advantage after the first quarter.

Madison came out strong in the second quarter though in part because of Andrew Comes who led the Bulldogs 10-0 scoring run to start the quarter. The scoring run helped Madison gain the lead after outscoring Beresford 18-9 in the quarter. 

The Bulldogs took a two point lead heading into halftime, as they were up 24-22. Comes scored all ten of his first half points in the second quarter.

With Beresford playing more aggressively coming out of halftime, they were able to regain the lead in the third quarter and not look back, as they went on to outscore Madison 17-8 in the quarter. 

The Bulldogs were unable to recover from the big third quarter that the Watchdogs had, as Beresford went on to win 57-46. 

Comes finished the game with 14 points and three assists for Madison. Aiden Jensen, meanwhile, had a game leading 17 points and eight rebounds, along with two blocks. Ben Brooks added six points, two rebounds, and two assists and a block. Chuck Callahan had five points for the Bulldogs, four rebounds, and three steals.

Leading the way for Beresford was Tate VanOtterloo, who was one rebound shy of a double-double with 13 points and nine rebounds. 

After the loss, Madison drops to 8-6 on the season while Beresford extends their current win streak to eight and improves to 12-3. The Bulldogs stay at home next Tuesday when they host McCook Central/Montrose at 7:30pm. Tuesday’s game can be heard on AM 1390 or online at AmazingMadison.com.