Madison Unable to Upset Sioux Falls Christian
Madison Central School District

Both Madison basketball teams fell to Sioux Falls Christian last night, with the girls losing 55-29 and boys losing 68-64.

To start the night for Madison, Zoey Gerry was able to get on the board early with three of Madison’s five first quarter points, as the Bulldogs only trailed 8-5. 

SFC started separating themselves in the second quarter, with the Bulldogs only scoring four more points, going into halftime down 22-9 to the Chargers. 

The Chargers continued to build on their lead in the second half, out-scoring the Bulldogs 33-20 in the second half as SFC won 55-29.

Gerry finished the night with 11 points for Madison. 

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In the boys game, both teams came out shooting early, with Chuck Callahan scoring 7 points in the first quarter, as the two teams were tied 13-13 after one. 

Madison was able to close out the first half going on a 14-4 run, leading 35-24 at halftime.

The Chargers were able to cut into the Bulldogs lead coming out of half time, as Madison only had a two point lead heading into final quarter, up 50-48. With SFC hitting nine total three-pointers in the second half, they were able to outlast Madison, winning 68-64.

The victory for Sioux Falls Christian keeps them undefeated this season, improving to 9-0. Madison however, saw their win streak end at four as they fell to 5-4 on the year. 

Aiden Jensen ended the game with a double-double, scoring 18 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.

The boys will return home on Tuesday when they host Chamberlain at 7:30pm. The girls meanwhile will play this afternoon at 3pm in the Dakota Valley Conference Classic against Dell Rapids St. Mary.

Madison Bulldog games can be heard on AM 1390 or online at AmazingMadison.com.