Lady Bulldogs win in last minutes
By LARRY LEEDS, Sports Editor
Make it two in a row for the Madison Lady Bulldogs.
Madison's Roz Vanden Bosch goes up for shot against the Flandreau Fliers on Thursday night at the Dakota State University Fieldhouse.
Madison topped Flandreau 43-39 in a battle between the top two teams in District 5A at the Dakota State University Fieldhouse on Thursday night.
"It feels great to win back-to-back games, especially this game against a District 5 opponent," said Madison Coach Adam Ericsson.
The Fliers jumped out to a 10-8 lead after one period. The Lady Bulldogs battled back in the second quarter and held a 25-20 halftime lead.
Flandreau outscored Madison 10-5 in the third period to deadlock the score at 30-30.
Madison outscored Flandreau 13-9 in the final eight minutes to pull out the win.
"Our girls were a little wore out due to end-of-semester finals, but we battled and battled and worked our tails off to pull this one out," Ericsson said.
The Lady Bulldogs made 18 of 41 field goals, 43 percent, and 3-of-5 free throws, 60 percent. Flandreau made 16 of 46 field goals, 34 percent, and 6-of-9 free throws, 66 percent.
Madison had one more rebound than Flandreau, 19-18.
Danielle Roemen tossed in 11 points and had five rebounds to lead Madison. Madison Nipe added 10 counters. Roz VandenBosch chipped in with nine points and pulled down five rebounds, and Morgan Skluzacek scored eight points.
"We had great performances from our bench players. Michaela Duff hit the biggest three of her life with a minute left; Morgan was 4-of-5 from the field and battled inside well all night; and Kara Seitz was a blur on the defensive end, getting in players' space and forcing multiple turnovers." Ericsson said. "In addition to `icing' the game for us with 2.4 seconds left, Madison played an amazing floor game with 10 points, seven assists and five steals."
Kellie Johanson tossed in 13 points for the Fliers while Keesha Jackson added 10 counters and four rebounds.
Madison (2-7 overall) will swing back into action on Tuesday when the Lady Bulldogs go to Flandreau to battle the Flandreau Indians at 6:30 p.m. This is a part of a doubleheader with the boys.
Flandreau stops JVs
Flandreau downed Madison in the junior varsity game 46-34.
Sabrina Bloom tossed in 12 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to pace Madison. Brenna Johnson scored 10 points for the Lady Bulldogs.
Hannah Williams scored 11 points for Flandreau.