The Madison Bulldogs girls basketball team hosted the Flandreau Fliers last night, who gave the Bulldogs their fourth loss of the season with a final score of 57-36.
Flandreau was able to get out to the early lead thanks to an 11-point run in the opening minutes of the game, and never looked back.
Thanks in large part to turnovers and Audrey Nelson committing three fouls in the first quarter, the Bulldogs struggled to get any sort of rhythm going, trailing 18-4 after one. Things did not get better for Madison, as they trailed by 24 points at halftime (35-11). Two Fliers had 11 points or more themselves at the half, with Lizzie Pavlis scoring 12 and Claire Sheppard getting 11.
In the second half, it was much of the same early on, as the Fliers continued to outscore Madison 13-6 in the third quarter, leading 48-17 after three.
The Bulldogs were able to get something going in the final quarter though, scoring 19 points in the quarter, more than they had in the first three quarters combined. A big reason for the scoring outburst for Madison in the final quarter was because of Nelson and Zoey Gerry.
However, Flandreau’s lead proved to be too much for Madison to overcome as the Bulldogs dropped back-to-back games at home, losing to the Fliers 57-36 and falling to 2-4 this year.
Nelson and Gerry each finished with double digit points for Madison, with Nelson scoring all 13 of her points in the second half, and Gerry ending the night with 17. Pavlis for Flandreau was the game’s leading scorer with 20.
The Lady Bulldogs will next play tomorrow afternoon in the DSU Shootout, playing Chester Area at 4:30pm.