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  • Douglass sweeps Bluestem

  • Bluestem hosted Douglass Tuesday night and the Bulldogs left town with a sweep.
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  • Bluestem hosted Douglass Tuesday night and the Bulldogs left town with a sweep.
    In the girls game, Bluestem kept it close early until a dry spell let the Bulldogs pull away.
    Douglass took an early lead behind solid starts from Bayley Nispel and Cashlyn Monroe. They led 19-8 at one point and the first quarter ended with DHS up 19-10.
    Montana Korte got the Lions close with five points to make the score 19-15.
    But from there, Douglass outscored Bluestem 20-2 to end the half at 39-17.
    The home team didn’t fare much better in the second half when the Bulldogs opened the third quarter on a 13-0 run.
    After taking a 34-point lead at the end of the third, the two teams played out the fourth for a 62-28 final.
    Nispel led all scorers with 15. Monroe added 12 for Douglass and Maressah Milum scored eight.
    Bluestem was led by Katlin Jurging with nine points and Korte with five. Mirranda Harrison added four for Bluestem
    The boys game was all Douglass. The Bulldogs came out of the lockerroom knocking down shot after shot.
    They scored 29 first quarter points behind 11 points from Drew Chadic who had three early three pointers and 13 first quarter points from Cody Holthaus.
    Douglass scored 25 more in the second period to take a commanding 54-24 lead into intermission.
    Bluestem could never cut into the DHS advantage as the Bulldogs held a 66-36 lead after three periods and finished the game with an 80-42 win.
    Holthaus led all scorers with 26 points. Chadic finished with 13 points and Chase Banister and Ethan Savoy each added 11.
    Brett Elsen led Bluestem with 18. John Stiger had nine and Cooper Minnick and Stephen Muckenthaler each added five for the Lions.

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