Bulldogs Returned Home Yesterday Against Vermillion
Madison Central School District

Both Madison basketball teams returned home last night for a Double Header against the Vermillion Tanagers, with the girls losing their game and boys winning theirs.

In the first game of the night, Madison was able to compete with Vermillion early in the game with Zoey Gerry and Audrey Nelson both getting scores. The Bulldogs only trailed by two points after the first quarter, but the Tanagers were able to separate themselves from the home team early in the second quarter. 

The Bulldogs went into halftime down 31-18, and only able to score eight more points in the game as Vermillion won 54-26.

Gerry and Nelson each had ten points for Madison and the two combined for 11 rebounds (Gerry 5, Nelson 6). Cheyenne Wallowingbull, Ella Pettereins, and Ellie Osthus each added two points apiece.

The loss dropped the Lady Bulldogs to 2-3 this season. 

 

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The boys team for Madison was able to have a little more success in their game then the girls did, with the boys getting their first home win of the year after a final score of 52-44.

Both Madison and Vermillion played each other tight throughout the entire game, with Madison trailing by two at the end of each of the first two quarters. Ben Brooks and Aiden Jensen were the only two Bulldogs to score points in the first quarter before getting some help for Andrew Comes. 

Vermillion took a 20-18 lead into halftime, and with Madison starting the third quarter hot, the two teams continued to play evenly heading into the fourth with Vermillion leading 32-31.

The fourth quarter, along with multiple clutch three-pointers from Comes, proved to be the difference for Madison, as they outscored Vermillion 21-12 in the quarter. Comes finished the night 6-10 from beyond the arc, with most of the fourth quarter points coming from him.

Brooks was able to seal the victory with the bucket that secured him double-digit points in the final seconds. He finished with 11 points, while both Jensen and Comes ended the night with over twenty points (Jensen 21, Comes 20). 

Jensen also added seven rebounds and Brooks grabbed six. 

With the win, the boys not only grabbed their first home win of the season, but also their second overall win of the season and ending their three-game losing streak to improve their record to 2-4.

Madison returns to the court tomorrow, with the girls hosting Flandreau at 7:30pm tomorrow night, while the boys team travels to play Flandreau Friday night, also at 7:30pm. Both Bulldog games can be heard on AM 1390 or online at AmazingMadison.com.