BOSCOBEL - The Boscobel girls’ basketball team took the loss, 45-66, when they traveled to Darlington on Friday, Jan. 29.
Monday, Feb. 1, saw the Lady Bulldogs host Wauzeka-Steuben in a rescheduled non-conference game from Jan. 18.
"It was Parents night and the girls were very energentic prior to the game," said Coach Jason Hill. "Wauzeka-Stueben is a good team that is well coached and are competing for a conference title in the Ridge & Valley."
The teams played a close game. The Hornets came out aggressive, outperforming the Boscobel on rebounding and steals in the first half. They visibly rattled the Lady Bulldogs who were shakier in their shooting than fans are accustomed to seeing, giving Wauzeka-Steuben the lead heading into the half, 28-21.
The Lady Bulldogs regrouped during the break and came back onto the floor to play harder and more successfully in the second half. Leah Wacker and Danielle Ernst were both able to bring in shots from farther afield for the extra point to help the Bulldogs outscore their rivals, 39-36.
But that was not enough to bridge the gap, leaving the Hornets to win, 64-60.
Wacker led in scoring with 25 points, followed by Ernst with 11 and Alyssa Davis with eight.
"The things that hurt us tonight was the lack of playing with sound fundamentals," the coach said. "If we can get that cleaned up there are some wins out there waiting for us. The girls work very hard in practice on our fundamentals, but we need to transfer them over to the game. If we can do that good things will happen."
The Lady Bulldogs’ record is currently 1-8 in conference play and 2-14 overall.
The Lady Bulldogs host conference rival Riverdale tonight and then travel for additional conference play at Fennimore Tuesday, Feb. 9.
Varsity play gets underway at 7:30 p.m. both nights.