NORTH ZULCH - It was an exciting week for the North Zulch Bulldogs basketball team with two wins that clinched a playoff berth this season.
Bulldogs' Head Coach David Graves was thrilled for the playoffs, but is still cautious, saying, "The playoff clinch is exciting, but we still have three games left in the regular season. We are staying focused on finishing out the season strong."
Before their second game of the week on Friday, the Bulldogs recognized their senior athletes as their North Zulch careers come to a close. Tyler Sanchez, Michael Harris, Cole Weaver, Gerhart Wiese, J.P. O'Neal and Tyler Carrol were lauded by the school.
"I'm proud of the way (the seniors) have played this season. They have stayed locked in this year for North Zulch. I am excited to see their final push. This is a great bunch of kids," said Graves.
The first of their two home games was against the Burton Panthers last Tuesday. This was a competitive game with a tie going into the half. The Bulldogs shooting came alive in the second half with five 3-pointers made, and they earned a 46-37 victory.
Gerhart Wiese was the game's leading scorer with 20 points on the night. Cole Weaver had 17 points and made five shots from beyond the 3-point line.
For the Bulldogs' senior night, they competed against the Somerville High School Yeguas, and North Zulch had a dominate 23-point win. Wiese led this game in scoring as well with 19 points, and Weaver had another good night shooting with three 3-pointers.
The Bulldogs battled Snook on the road Tuesday and will travel to Normangee on Friday night. They will conclude their regular season with a home contest against Iola on Feb. 13.