Bulldogs stomp Bison

Published 2:08 am Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Lake Mills’ Alex Grunhovd (23) guards the Bison’s ballhandler Tuesday in a 54-44 win over North Iowa. -- Andrew Dyrdal/Albert Lea Tribune

Lake Mills boys’, girls’ basketball edge North Iowa at home

LAKE MILLS, Iowa — Lake Mills’ Marcus Gaskill recorded a double-double with 18 points and 15 rebounds Tuesday to help the Lake Mills Bulldogs boys’ basketball team (4-0, 1-0 North Iowa) defeat the North Iowa Bison 54-44 in Lake Mills.

“It was a nice win to begin the conference season,” Bulldogs head coach Kyle Menke said.

The Bulldogs jumped out to an early 18-12 lead after the first quarter and went into halftime with a 27-25 lead.

Lake Mills then outscored the Bison 27-19 over the final two quarters to earn the win.

Lake Mills’ Alex Grunhovd (23) guards the Bison’s ballhandler Tuesday in a 54-44 win over North Iowa. -- Andrew Dyrdal/Albert Lea Tribune

Along with Gaskill, Tyler Rice reached double figures in points with 12 points on the night.

The Bulldogs shot a total of 24 free throws on the night and converted 17 of them, while the Bison attempted only nine free throws and made six.

Lake Mills will be in action again on Friday as they host Belmond-Klemme.

Lake Mills girls’ basketball edges Bison 43-38

The Lake Mills girls’ basketball team used a strong defensive effort Tuesday and 19 points from senior Lindy Pins to defeat North Iowa 43-38 in Lake Mills.

“Hard fought victory tonight,” Bulldogs head Beth Van Roekel said. “Our defense was outstanding. Our seniors led the way to our first conference win.”

Trailing at the half 24-20, the Bulldogs outscored the Bison 23-14 over the final two quarters to earn the win.

Along with Pins, Amanda Lampman scored 12 points on the night and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds.

Lake Mills is in action again on Friday against Belmond-Klemme.