The Madison Lady Bulldogs basketball team couldn’t continue their hot start and fall to Elk Point-Jefferson, 69-45 at home.
Madison drops to 0-2 overall (0-1 Region 3A) after the loss. They began this game firing on all cylinders. They drilled four three pointers to begin their scoring in the game and it propelled them to a 14-11 lead after one quarter. Then the Lady Huskies exploded in the second quarter for 23 points and never trailed after that.
Elk Point-Jefferson was led by Bentlee Kollbaum with 19 points and tied for the team-lead in assists with four. She also had 11 of her 19 points in that second quarter. Kollbaum was one of four Lady Huskies in double figures. Along with Ashley Brewer who had 14, Cera Schmitz with 12 and Kaitlyn VanRoekel added 11.
The Lady Huskies shot 51.8% from the field for the game and came away with 14 steals. They led by as many as 28 in the game.
The Lady Bulldogs were led by Audrey Nelson who had a season-high 24 points, the third highest scoring mark of her career. An efficient night as well, going 7-for-13 from the field and a perfect 8-for-8 at the free throw line. Karley Lurz was the next highest scorer on the team with six points, all coming in the first half.
Madison had another high turnover outing (23), which didn’t help their comeback efforts against EPJ. They lost the rebound battle, 34-24, but had a higher 3-pt percentage at 37.5% to 33.3% for the Lady Huskies. The Lady Bulldogs didn’t make any threes in their season opener, but knocked down six in this game.
Next, the Lady Bulldogs hit the court on Tuesday to face Tri-Valley at 6:30pm in the Madison High School Gym.