Four games, six days wear on Bulldogs
Baltic’s hot streak halted
January 29. 2013 3:55PM
All signs pointed to success for the Bulldogs heading into the Big East Conference Tournament. But despite riding a lengthy winning streak and hosting the first two rounds of the tournament, Baltic found itself in an unfamiliar place when it was all said and done – the losers’ column.
The Big East tourney started Thursday night in typical Bulldog fashion. This time, it was Garretson losing to Baltic 52-25, the Bulldogs’ second win over the Blue Dragons in as many week.
Allie Walter’s 14 points helped the Bulldogs open up a 13 points lead at halftime.
Morgan Forsch’s 12 points and Makenzie Moe’s 12 secured the win in the second half.
Round two was a battle from start to finish for Baltic against an equally talented Parker team. A see-saw battle until the very end, Parker was down by three with seconds left when the Pheasant nailed a three-pointer at the buzzer to send the game to overtime.
In the extra period, both the Bulldogs and Pheasants traded baskets and found themselves tied as the final seconds ticked off the clock. Again, Parker found a way to score, beating the buzzer with a field goal and securing the win 65-63.
Walter’s had 24 points and 20 rebounds for the Bulldogs, while teammate Hanisch had 17 points. Forsch and Moe each had 11. Forsch had nine rebounds.
Baltic took on McCook Central-Montrose in Garretson Saturday night, but the seemingly deflated Batlic girls fell 46-34, finishing with a fourth place finish in the tournament. It was Baltic’s fourth game in six days.
Forsch had 14 points and Walters had eight rebounds for the Bulldogs, who fell to 11-4 on the season.
Big East Tournament results
1st: Sioux Valley
3rd: McCook Central-Montrose
|Joe Sneve / Dell Rapids Tribune
Baltic’s Allie Walter gets an open look against Garretson in the first half of Thursday night’s opening round of the Big Sioux Conference Tournament in Baltic.