Boys team loses in the second round

Bulldog Ben Hereen goes up strong for 2 points. - Photo by T.R. Photography

The Ogden Bulldogs opened up postseason play on Monday night, going up against the Norseman of Roland Story. The Bulldogs got off to a strong start, putting up 22 points in the first quarter. Ogden continued to play well, increasing their lead going into halftime to 11 points. Roland Story attempted to make a comeback in the third, but the Bulldogs proved to be too much, winning the game with a score of 67 to 55.

The Bulldogs got very strong games from Kayden Kruse and Ben Heeren. Kruse led the Bulldogs in scoring with 21 points. Kruse hit five three pointers and added in six rebounds. Heeren scored 20 points on six of ten shooting and gathered 13 rebounds. Griffin Diggs played an all around game, chipping in 11 points, four rebounds, four assists, and four blocks. Noah Snedden added seven points and Jade Thompson chipped in five points and eight assists.

The Bulldogs shot very efficient from the field, making over half of their shots and made nine of the eighteen three pointers they took. Another strong area from the Bulldogs was their ball movement. Ogden assisted on 18 of their 22 makes from the field.

The win on Monday over Roland Story sent the Bulldogs to South Hamilton on Thursday and a match up against the undefeated Hawks. The first quarter was a tough one for Ogden, as the Hawks won the quarter 20 to 10. Ogden began to play better in the second quarter, but the lead was still in the Hawks favor. The third quarter saw the Bulldogs cut the lead to single digits, but the Hawks answered Ogden once again. South Hamilton never relinquished the lead, eventually winning the game 72 to 51. The loss ended the Bulldog’s season.

Read more in the Feb. 21, 2018 issue of The Ogden Reporter.