Bulldogs Bennett Schwenn and Carter Hartman racked up 26 points together, but it wasn’t enough to defeat the Hamlin Chargers on Thursday, January 21, at the Milbank Armory. The Bulldogs fell 35-40. The Dawgs move to 3-6 for the season with the loss.
Milbank went ahead at 8-2 after the opening quarter of play. A solid second quarter widened the gap in favor of the Bulldogs at 24-12 at the midway mark. The tide turned in the third quarter, however, when Milbank struggled to score. They dropped in only four points while Hamlin added 13 to cut Milbank’s lead to 28-25. The Dawgs continued to struggle to put up offense in the final quarter. Milbank watched as their lead diminished and the Bulldogs fell 35-40 when the buzzer sounded.
Bennett Schwenn led Milbank with 15 points, three rebounds, and one steal. Carter Hartman followed with 11 points, seven boards, and one steal. Will Cummins tallied four points, three rebounds, and one steal. Stevie Ash added three points, one rebound, and one steal. Ryker Trevett and Kellen Hoeke each made one point, and Trevett also had a rebound and a steal.
Also contributing for the Bulldogs were: Mason Riley, six rebounds and two steals; Justus Osborn, three assists; and Garrett Mertens, one rebound and one assist.
Milbank made 31 percent of their shots from the field, connecting on 12-of-39 shots. The Dawgs grabbed 31 rebounds and had six assists and 16 steals. They committed 27 turnovers.
Hamlin hit 16-of-44 from the field for 36 percent shooting. The Chargers rode out of town with 30 rebounds, 25 steals, and five assists. They committed 18 turnovers.
File photo – sophomore Justus Osborn