Howells-Dodge Boys fall twice to GACC to end year

Howells-Dodge Boys fall twice to GACC to end year
March 6th, 2024 | Jeff Axtell

The Howells-Dodge Boys Basketball Team lost 47-42 at home to GACC on Thursday, February 22nd in the D1-4 Sub-District Final in action aired on 107.9 the Bull before falling 46-39 in overtime at home to the Bluejays in the D1-5 District Final last Tuesday night in action also aired on the Bull.

Jeff’s Sub-District Final Recap:

The Jaguars led 9-4 after one and won the 2nd quarter 16-13 to take a 25-17 lead into the locker room. GACC outscored Howells-Dodge 11-4 in the 3rd quarter to make it a 29-28 game at the end of three. The Bluejays won the 4th quarter 19-13. Oscar Dominguez had 16 points, including 13 in the 4th quarter. Connor Kreikemeier added 9 while Carson Heard totaled 8.

Jeff’s District Final Recap:

Howells-Dodge led 11-4 after one before GACC won the 2nd quarter 9-8 to make it a 19-13 game at halftime. Both teams scored 9 points in the 3rd quarter, and the Jaguars led 28-22 at the end of three. The Bluejays won the 4th quarter 15-9 to tie the game at 37 and send it into OT. GACC outscored Howells-Dodge 9-2 in the extra session. Colton Klosen had 20 points.

End of Season Synopsis:

Howells-Dodge ends their year at 18-7. It was a really good season for the Jaguars, but Howells-Dodge struggled in low scoring, defensive games. The Jaguars say goodbye to Dominguez, Closen, Kreikemeier, Rylan Nelson, and Nathan Hegemann. Key returners include Dane Meyer, Heard, Nathan Tomcak, and others. Howells-Dodge should have a solid team once again next year although some key pieces and talented players from this year’s team have been lost.


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