Bulldogs split


NORTH ZULCH - The North Zulch Bulldogs' basketball team was victorious at home against Normangee High School, but lost on the road to Iola this last week.

Last Tuesday, the Bulldogs hosted the Normangee Panthers. North Zulch pulled away with a win in a close game. The panthers were leading for most of the game, but the Bulldogs rallied in the final quarter to take the 2-point win, 53-51.

"When You watch a North Zulch versus Normangee game, it's always going to be a good one that just how the rivalry goes," said the Bulldogs head coach David Graves.

The Bulldogs began to burn on all cylinders in the fourth quarter. North Zulch was down 11 points heading, but the Bulldogs' defense held the panthers to 5 points, and they made 18 of their own.

Gerhart Wiese was responsible for 13 points in the fourth quarter, and was North Zulch's leading scorer with 30 points on the night.

Graves was excited with his boy in-game focus, saying, "I think once we settled down. We started to play our game, and chipped away at the score slowly but surely. I think we really came alive in the fourth quarter with really good defense."

The Bulldogs' second game of the week did not end in their favor. North Zulch traveled to Iola and were handed a 38-point loss.

"The story of the game was turn-overs. We had too many, and didn't create enough," said Graves.

Wiese led the team in scoring for this game as well with 23 points.

The Bulldogs are still in good position to make the post season this year. Their next home game is on Feb. 2 against Somerville High School.