May 28, 2023

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

Bulldogs nip Haymakers

PLEASANTON – The Pleasanton Bulldogs swept Cozad in a girls and boys doubleheader Tuesday night. In the girls game, the Bulldogs pulled away in the final quarter to down the Haymakers, 56-49. The Pleasanton boys used a huge second half to defeat Cozad, 67-57.

The girls game was even most of the contest until Pleasanton senior Regan Weisdorfer took over in the second half, scoring 21 points in guiding her team to the win. The Bulldog defense also dominated, forcing 29 Cozad turnovers. Weisdorfer finished with a game high 24 points, including knocking in four three pointers and converted four of eight free throws. Natalie Rasmussen chipped in 19 points and went 6-9 from the free throw line. As a team, Pleasanton went 19-31 from the charity stripe and finished with 16 turnovers. In the loss, three Haymakers scored in double figures led by Makaia Baker’s 16 points. Regan Schroeder scored 11 points and Megan Dyer chipped in 10 points. Cozad converted seven of eight free throws.

In the boys game, Pleasanton led nearly every second except for a brief moment at the end of the first quarter. The Bulldogs led by double figures most of the contest and used a 17-0 run in the second quarter to build the huge lead and never looked back. Pleasanton put the game away in the second half when they outscored Cozad 37-21. Blake Wilson ignited the 17-0 as he hit three treys in a row. He finished with 22 points and hit five three pointers. Treven Wendt also finished with 22 points but struggled from the free throw line, going 5-16. As a team, the Bulldogs went 15-32 from the charity stripe and finished with 14 turnovers. Cozad struggled to find consistent offense. They saw Noah Shoemaker lead the team with 25 points. Tag Sassali scored 10 points. The Haymakers finished 5-13 at the free throw line and turned the ball over 14 times.

Up next, Cozad travels to Hershey on Friday while Pleasanton is also on the road at Hi-Line Friday night.

Listen to the games below.