Though the team sank 11 of their 14 free throw attempts, they shot just 34% on two-point attempts, and missed the mark on all five attempts from three-point land.
On the other hand, WLVA made 9 of their 14 shots in the first quarter, to take a 17-10 lead over the Bulldogs at the quarter break. The Wolverines led by six at the half, 25-19, and by seven after three quarters, 38-31.
Senior Kristine Munden led Bulldog scoring with 16 points, and junior Leah Kai added 10. Emily Sonksen scored seven points and led the team with nine rebounds and three assists. Munden had eight rebounds, and Christa Corderman and Kai five apiece. Munden, Corderman and Kai each had two steals on defense.
WLVA had three players score in double figures- Laura Geake had 14 points, Mackenzie Phillips 12, and Melissa Koster 11.
In the boys' game, the Bulldogs also lost, 55-44.
"We played a great first half," said coach Grant Peckenschneider, who felt that his team "played real good defense, and were patient on the offensive end." The 'Dogs held the Wolverines to just 14 in that first half, while scoring 25 themselves.
In the second half, said Peckenscheneider, "they changed some things , and we did not adjust well. We committed too many turnovers, and that was our downfall."
The 'Dogs were called for 23 fouls to the Wolverines' 15, and were 4/8 from the line to WLVA's 13/20.
Bulldog scoring was led by Jacob Bruce, with 16 points. Tanner Winterhof added nine and Kyle Doherty eight. Gabe Fuller led Bulldog rebounders with 11 caroms. Husky 6-3 Justin Wussler scored 18 for WLVA, and his front-court running mate, 6-7 Nick Buse, added 11.