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'Dogs defeat Spencer in double overtime

Monday, December 17, 2012

(Photo by Kent Jones) LCS senior Brenden Collins jumps above his Spencer defender for another score for the Bulldogs. Collins lead the team in scoring, including hitting the trey that tied the game and sent it into double overtimes. The 'Dogs persevered for the win over the Tigers Friday in LCS' new gymnasium.
LE MARS -- The Bulldogs handed the Spencer Tigers their first loss of the season after LCS earned a 86-60 win in two overtimes Friday.

"We were able to make some plays at the end and come out on top," LCS boys' head coach Dave Irwin said.

After being tied up at halftime, Spencer took the lead going into the final quarter.

The 'Dogs answered back with a 21-point fourth stanza including a three by senior Brenden Collins to tie it up at 67-67.

"I thought Brenden really asserted himself toward the end of regulation and in both overtimes. He's one of the reasons we were able to pull out the win," Irwin said. "Brenden has been one of those guys who has kind of waited for the game to come to him and knocked down some shots, but when we had to have it, I thought he really applied himself and tried to get himself open, and he was able to get to the line in the second overtime."

Both teams scored six in the first overtime.

The Bulldogs got to the line in the second overtime to help give them the edge, outscoring the Tigers 13-7 for the win.

"In the last minute or so, they were trying to put us to the line; they were trying to extend the game," Irwin said. "That was really the only part of the game where we actually made our free throws. We were 8-16 from the line for the night and we made five of the eight in the overtimes."

Collins led scoring with 23 points including three treys.

Senior Gabe Rahn and sophomore Tyler Borchers scored 18 for LCS; with Borchers going 9-for-11 on field goals.

"Tyler Borchers really kind of came of age Friday. He played a great game. He had 18 points and 13 rebounds, which is extremely impressive, and he was our leader in blocks with four, steals with four and assists with five," Irwin said. "That's pretty good for anyone, let alone a sophomore in his fifth game of the year."

Senior Kyle Dolph was also in double figures for the night with 12 points for the 'Dogs.

With the win against the Tigers, LCS' record improved to 4-1.

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