Lady Bulldogs pull away from Unity

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

LE MARS — The Lady Bulldogs have started 2-0 against War Eagle opponents, picking up their second win over Unity Christian 70-39 on Tuesday. The Bulldogs outscored their opponent in each quarter to cruise to the win.

“We shot the ball much better tonight against Unity than we did the first game against Hinton, so that was good to see,” Le Mars Head Coach Judd Kopperud said. “We had some nice balanced scoring, which is going to be very important for us this season. We came out with great energy at the start, and we maintained that throughout the game.”

Three players reached double figures with a total of nine finding their way into the scoring book. Madison Dreckman had a much better shooting night than the first game of the season as she went 9-of-13 from the floor and ended with 24 points. She hit 4-of-7 from beyond the arc. Dreckman also dished out a team-best six assists in the game.

Sidney Baumgartner added a pair of threes and team-high seven boards as she finished with 10 points. She also passed off five assists.

Annie Ellis reached 10 points while leading the way with a trio of steals. She pulled down six rebounds.

Jaelynn Dreckman came off the bench to score eight points while Jennifer Schneider ended with seven.

Overall, Kopperud was pleased with his team’s effort.

“Unity is a very athletic team that has some great length, and they will win a lot of games this season, so we thought it was a great team win against one of the best girls basketball programs in northwest Iowa,” Kopperud said. “Now we need to have some good practices before we take the court again next week.”

The Bulldogs hit the road for the first time on Tuesday as they travel to play Lakes Conference rival Spencer.

Le Mars 20 22 15 13—70
Unity 11 13 9 6—39
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