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Bulldogs Sweep Carlile Classic


December 6, 2017

Forrest Hershberger

Peetz junior Bryson Long drives the lane with Caliche defenders on both sides. Peetz defeated Caliche and Otis in the Carlile Classic basketball tournament Dec. 1-2.

PEETZ - The Peetz boys basketball team set the bar high from the whistle Friday night. The Bulldogs defeated both opponents in the Carlile Classic basketball tournament Dec. 1-2.

"I thought they played with great intensity and energy," said Peetz coah Sean Fehringer.

Fehringer said the Bulldogs had three-plus players in double-digits each night, and more than eight players score in both games.

"That makes a team very tough to beat when they have so many players who can contribute offensively," he said.

Fehringer added he is pleased with the defensive effort as well.

"Tough defense is going to be our key to success this year, and I thought we had a strong showing," he said.

The Bulldogs faced Caliche High School's Buffaloes Friday, defeating them 65-40.

The Bulldogs came out hot, outpacing the Buffaloes 37-15 in the first quarter. The second quarter was a defensive battle with both team keeping the other off of the scoreboard to end the half at 37-15.

The second half continued with a tight contest as Peetz edged out Caliche 24-23.

The defensive battle continued in the fourth quarter with Peetz stopped at four additional point and Caliche at one two-point field goal.

Seniors Logan Sircy and Alex Curlee lead the Bulldogs in scoring with 16 points each. Sircy was seven of nine in field goals and two of three from the free-throw line. Curlee was seven of 11 from the two-point range and two for two from the free-throw line.

Also finishing in double digits, senior Jake Curlee had 10 points, having completed five of seven two-point field goals.

Saturday the Bulldogs returned to the court to face the Otis Bulldogs. Otis defeated Prairie High School Friday 51-48 in a game decided in the last seconds of the clock. The Bulldogs of Peetz then defeated the Bulldogs of Otis 69-57.

Once again, it was a hard-fought battle. The game's decision was made in the second quarter. The first ended with a two-point spread, 14-12, Peetz leading by two. In the second quarter, Peetz lead by eight, 24-16, to end the half 38-28. The third quarter was as the first with Peetz escaping with an 18-16 lead. Both teams earned 13 points in the fourth quarter for a 69-57 finish.

The Peetz Bulldogs host Leyton 4 p.m. Thursday and Pawnee High School on Friday.


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