Boys split pair of close games

Ben Heeren with one of his two slam dunks in Ogden’s win against Panorama. Heeren finished the night with 34 points.-Photo by T. R. Photography

The Ogden Boys returned to action after the Christmas Break to face the Panthers of Panorama Tuesday, Jan. 2. The game was a close one from start to finish. When the final buzzer sounded, the Bulldogs won by a score of 83- 78. 

Ben Heeren had himself an amazing game, scoring a career-high 34 points. Heeren was very effective from the field, making 13 of the 17 shots he took. He added in nine rebounds and three assists. Kayden Kruse was next for the Bulldogs as he added 13 points of his own. Noah Snedden chipped in 11 points, nine of which came from behind the arc. Jacob Craven came off the bench and scored nine points. Griffin Diggs had seven points and Jade Thompson added six points and six assists. 

The Bulldogs shot a very efficient 56% from the field and hit clutch free throws late to ice the game. Ogden drained 20 of 25 from the free throw line.

Madrid 61 - Ogden 57

On Friday night, the Bulldogs traveled to Madrid to face the Tigers. The rivalry game did not get off to a hot start for the Bulldogs, going down 18 to 6 after the first quarter. The Bulldogs were still down by twelve after the first half, but made a comeback and made the game a tight one. The comeback came up short and Madrid won the game 61 to 57. The Bulldogs’ record at the halfway point of the season dropped to 5-6 after the game. 

Read more in the Jan. 3 issue of The Ogden Reporter.