The Madison Bulldogs took their first big loss of the year, falling to Castlewood 71-39 in the Michael J. Entringer Scholarship Classic.
A game the Bulldogs will want to forget and flush down the toilet is what this game was. Domination and excellent shot making by Castlewood. They opened the game on a 17-0 burst to break the game open and never looked back after winning the quarter 26-7.
To make matters worse, the Bulldogs never got within 14 points in the game and were limited to a season-low five-point fourth quarter. Madison’s shooting percentages weren’t awful, but not the issue. The defense couldn’t get stops and Castlewood shot the lights out early.
Bryon Laue led the way for the Warriors with 21 points, 13 of which came in the second half. Followed by a pair of Warriors in double figures. Jamison Keszler scored 16 points, with 10 in the first quarter and Lane Tvedt added 15 points.
Madison was led in scoring by Ben Brooks, who scored 11 points with most of his damage coming in the third quarter. He scored eight of Madison’s 14 points in that quarter. Myles Schneider added nine points off the bench.
The Bulldogs didn’t seem like themselves in this game. A little post-Christmas hangover could have been a factor in the game. Certainly doesn’t help that it seemed the Warriors couldn’t miss early on with that 17-0 run to begin the game.
This Bulldog team will get another chance at it on Friday when they host Tea Area at the Madison High School Gym where they are 3-0 on the season.