Bulldogs fall in own Holiday Tournament

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DAYTON — Dayton dropped a 54-50 overtime decision to LaCrosse-Washtucna Friday to open its Holiday Tournament.

The Bulldogs ran into a fourth-quarter 3-point barrage Saturday as Elgin pulled away for a 54-31 win.

On Friday Cruz Ramirez led the Bulldogs with 17 points, but Darcy Stamper scored 24 to lead L-W to the win.

The Wildcats outscored the Bulldogs 6-2 in the overtime period to gain the win.

“We played really well Friday,” Bulldog coach Roy Ramirez said. “We just didn’t finish. Our effort made up for our poor shooting (16-of-62).”

On Saturday, Elgin hit four fourth-quarter treys to spark a 21-5 run over the last eight minutes and break open the game and race to the 54-31 win.

“We came out flat, but battled to stay in it,” Ramirez said of Saturday’s effort. “They caught fire in the fourth and we couldn’t make it up.”

Logan Hays led the Bulldogs with 10 points.

ELGIN 54, DAYTON 31

ELGIN (54) — Howes 5-8 0-0 12, Reed 3-11 0-0 8, Ferguson 1-2 0-0 2, Weaver 1-4 1-2 3, J. Little 5-10 1-10 12, C. Little 2-4 2-5 6, Burgess 2-13 7-8 11. Totals 19-62 11-17 54.

DAYTON (31) — McCleary 2-6 1-2 6, Laib 0-1 1-3 1, Smay 0-7 0-0 0, Kleck 0-6 2-2 2, Bren 0-1 0-0 0, Hays 5-10 0-0 10, Waggoner 3-7 2-4 8, Martin 0-2 0-0 0, Ramirez 1-9 1-4 4. Totals 11-49 7-15 31.

Elgin 16 9 8 21 — 54

Dayton 8 6 12 5 — 31

3-point goals — El 5 (Howes 2, Reed 2, J. Little), Day 2 (McCleary, Ramirez). Total fouls — El 16, Day 14. Fouled out — El (C. Little), Day (Kleck).

LACROSSE-WASHTUCNA 54, DAYTON 50

L-W (54) — Stamper 9-22 5-7 24, Pegell 0-2 0-0 0, Guske 4-15 10-12 18, Bennett 1-3 0-2 2, Wigen 0-2 0-0 2, Erickson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-56 15-21 54.

DAYTON (50) — McCleary 1-11 0- 3, Smay 3-12 2-4 10, Kleck 2-8 3-4 8, Hays 2-8 0-1 4, Waggoner 3-9 2-4 8, Ramirez 5-14 4-6 17. Totals 16-62 11-19 50.

L-W 11 12 14 11 6 — 54

Dayton 12 14 11 11 2 — 50

3-point goals — L-W (Stamper), Day 7 (McCleary, Smay 2, Kleck, Ramirez 3). Total fouls — L-W 19, Day 16. Fouled out — Day (Waggoner).

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