In the Entringer Classic on Saturday, the Madison Girls Basketball team got their first win of the season, and also the first win under new Head Coach, Maxine Unterbrunner, grabbing a 53-43 victory over Elkton-Lake Benton.
Both teams started off hot, with each team getting a bucket in the opening minutes. Cheyenne Wallowingbull scored the first four points for Madison.
In the first half for Madison, it became clear that Zoey Gerry was going to have a big game, draining three-straight threes at one point in the first half. Gerry went into halftime with 20 points and four rebounds, as the Bulldogs had a one-point lead at 30-29 heading into the break.
Gerry went into halftime 6/8 from beyond the arc.
Coming out of halftime, neither team was able to score in the first minute and a half, but the Bulldogs were playing aggressive regardless.
Audrey Nelson started to play better in the second half, helping Madison start to pull away towards the end. After only scoring two points in the first half, Nelson finished the game with 12.
Gerry grabbed seven more points in the half, as the Bulldogs were able to separate in the final couple minutes to beat the Elks 53-43.
Turnovers became big, especially in the second half for Madison along with free-throw percentage. Gerry and Nelson combined for ten steals for Madison, and as a team the Bulldogs went 12/14 from the free-throw line, while the Elks went 7/18.
Gerry finished with 27 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and 4 steals, and Nelson ended with 12 points, 5 rebounds, and six steals.
Kylie Ramlo led Elkton-Lake Benton with a double-double, scoring 19 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.
The Lady Bulldogs, who improved to 1-1, will take some time off before playing their next game in the new year when they travel to play Arlington on January 3rd, 2023 at 6pm. Game can be heard on AM 1390 or online at AmazingMadison.com.