Heeren eclipses 1,000 point mark; Dogs fall to W-G

Bulldog Ben Heeren tacks on two more points.

    Ben Heeren scored 20 points as Ogden defeated the Woodward Academy Knights 68-63 Tuesday, Dec. 11.
    “This may have been the toughest game we played so far,” commented Coach Dave Morris. “Going into the game we knew the Academy would be at full strength for the first time this season so we knew we would need to make adjustments to them quickly.”
    “It was good we never gave up and kept battling and found a way to win that game. It was key once we took the lead and forced a turnover that lasted 2 minutes to execute our ball control drills and make free throws.”
    Heeren had 16 rebounds to go along with his 20 points. Kayden Kruse added 15 points and Griffin Diggs put up 11.
Ogden vs. Woodward- Granger
    The Bulldogs had things going early Friday night as they raced to a 18-9 first quarter lead over Woodward-Granger. But the scrappy Hawks evened the score at the end of regulation then out-scored the Bulldogs 14-2 in the additional frame, handing Ogden a 73-61 overtime loss. Morrison added
    “We came out and had the beginning we wanted and dominated the 1st quarter,” said the Bulldog Coach. “I’m not sure if we tired, or got complacent in the second quarter, but we made some bad decisions and let them back in the game. After that it was just a battle for both teams down the stretch and just a lot of key moments that could have went either way depending if a whistle was blown or not. Either way our Bulldogs played hard and we will be a better team going forward because of this game.”
    Hereen not only led the Bulldogs in scoring with 31 points Friday night, he reached a milestone of 1,000 career points.
    Diggs and Kruse were also in double figures with 12 and 11 points respectively.
    The Bulldogs fall to 5-3 on the season. They face Panorama Tuesday at Panora and host Perry Thursday to finish out December play.

Game stats can be found in the Dec. 19 issue of The Ogden Reporter.

PHOTO ID: Ben Heeren’s first bucket of the second half Friday night gave him his thousandth career point and moved him up among the elite players in Ogden High School history. By game’s end, Heeren was at 1,012 points, with more games ahead. Kyle Swanson (2006 OHS graduate) currently holds the record with 1,437 career points. A total of eight Bulldogs have reached this milestone: Cayce Good (1,131), Cam Wendt (1,088); Jake Oeth (1,086); Scott Church (1,057); Cody Good (1,052) and Brent Faber (1,002).  -Photo by T. R. Photography