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Bulldogs leave Emmetsburg in the dust

Monday, December 10, 2012

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(Photo contributed) LCS' Kyle Dolf (right) gets clear of his E-Hawk defenders for a shot at the basket in the Bulldogs' Friday night victory over Emmetsburg.
EMMETSBURG -- The Le Mars Community boys found the basket again and again for a huge 74-34 win over Emmetsburg Friday.

The Bulldogs (3-0) went on a big 17-1 run to start the game and never slowed their pace, leading 30-13 at the end of the first quarter and 48-25 by the half.

"We played pretty well," LCS coach Dave Irwin said. "Our defensive pressure seems to be bothering people right now, and that defensive pressure is causing some quick shots and some turnovers and we're able to get our transition game going."

Toward the end of the third quarter, the game went to continuous clock, with LCS taking a 35-point lead.

The 'Dogs led 67-31 going into the final period, only allowing the E-Hawks three more points for the night.

Three of the Bulldogs made it to double figures for the night. Jake Irwin scored 16 points, going 8-of-14 from the field, including three treys. He went 3-of-3 on the free throw line.

Gabe Rahn added 13 points for LCS, going 6-of-7 from the field and 1-of-2 on the charity stripe, and Brennan Bus 12 scored 12, going 6-of-7 from the field.

"Brennan really came in and provided a nice spark for us," the LCS coach said. "Colan Borchers came in and did a nice job, leading us in rebounds with five."

Borchers and LCS seniors Gabe Rahn and Brenden Collins each made two steals against the E-Hawks Friday.

Emmetsburg's sole senior Jake Jackson led scoring for the night with 17 points.

"They're a pretty inexperienced team; Jake's really the only one who has a lot of varsity experience," the LCS coach said.

The Bulldogs' Lakes Conference record improves to 2-0 with Friday's win.

The 'Dogs will next host Western Christian Tuesday for LCS' first game home in their new gym.

"I'm certain it's going to be a little different type game. They're always one of the best teams in northwest Iowa, and we've got to come out and play our game," Irwin said. "We've got to do what we do and play how we play, and hopefully that's good enough."



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