An old tradition in Brookfield may be starting back up as the Dogs and Lady Dogs hosted Carrollton for a tripleheader at the BHS gym last night in wrestling and basketball. Brookfield took two of three on this night, to start the home season off on the right foot.
The night began with a wrestling dual, the opening meet of the season for the Brookfield Bulldogs. The contest started with a JV bout at 220, where John Furstenwerth lost by pinfall in 60 seconds. In Varsity action, Dylan Reece won in an open bout at 220. Trevor Allard kept the momentum with the Dogs, winning by pinfall in 3:50 at heavyweight. The Dogs lost in an open at 106, and Matt Jackman lost by pinfall in 2:25 at 113. Garrett Zahner won the match of the night by a 3-2 decision at 126. Blaine Sportsman won by pinfall in 3:40 at 120 pounds.
The mats were rolled up and put away, and the floor swept in preparation for the hoops action to come. The Lady Dogs took the floor for their first game of the season under new Head Coach Jason White, after a very busy and successful summer season.
The Lady Dogs opened with newcomer Miranda White scoring the Lady Dogs first two baskets. These two baskets came from downtown, and helped get the Brookfield girls off on a 14-0 run to start the game. After one quarter, Brookfield led 24-7.
“We had a really great summer, going 43-7,” said Miranda after the game. “Our defense gets us where we want to go. We came together as a team really well, and that bond helps. I think we are going to have a good season.”
The Lady Dogs defense played well in the second quarter, generating points off of turnovers. The Lady Dogs had runs of 4-0 and 10-0 to extend their lead even further. At halftime, Brookfield led 40-15.
In the nighcap, the Dogs tangled with the Trojans, and faced some considerable size in their opposition. The Dogs kept it close early, trailing 3-2 early, with Cole Hoover draining a pair of free throws for the home team. After the opening quarter, the Dogs trailed 17-6.
The teams exchanged baskets t oopen the second quarter, with Matt Neeley putting one in for Brookfield. Carrollton went on a 9-0 run, grabbing some solid offensive boards, to extend their lead. At halftime, Brookfield trailed 28-13.
The Dogs battled solidly in the third quarter, but the Trojans size came through with some big blocks, and limited Brookfield to one shot on a lot of possessions. After three frames, the Dogs trailed 37-22.