The Madison Boys Basketball competed in the 29th Annual Entringer Classic over the weekend, where they lost 53-48 to the Castlewood Warriors.
The Bulldogs got out on top early in the game after getting out to a fast start. Madison had led by as much as six points in the first half before the Warriors stormed back to tie the game up 22-22 heading into halftime.
Coming out of the intermission, the Bulldogs struggled in the third quarter, as the Warriors began to dominate the game. Castlewood had a 16 point lead at one point in the second half, however, in the fourth quarter Madison attempted to make a comeback.
Thanks in large part to multiple clutch three-pointers from Chuck Callahan, Madison was able to get back within one of Castlewood in the final minute. The Warriors answered Callahan’s last three-pointer with one of their own, and after a few free-throws Castlewood was able to get the 53-48 victory over Madison.
Callahan was the lone Bulldog to score double-digit points, scoring a season-high 19 points, while going 5-6 from the three-point line. He also grabbed four rebounds.
Aiden Jensen had nine points and eight rebounds, Ben Brooks scored eight points and grabbed nine rebounds, and Eli Barger snagged ten rebounds for the Bulldogs.
This was the first time Madison had lost in the Entringer Classic since they had lost to Castlewood 58-56 in 2012. The Bulldogs are now 11-4 all-time in the Entringer Classic.
Following the loss, Madison drops to an overall record of 1-3 this season, and will be playing their first game of the 2023 calendar year this Friday, January 6th, when they travel to Tea Area.
Tip-off is scheduled for 7pm, and the game can be heard on AM 1390 or online at AmazingMadison.com.