After two straight losses, the Bulldogs jumped back in the win column at the expense of visiting Beulah and Lemmon teams.
Bowman County cruised to an easy home victory over Beulah when they buried the visiting Miners by a 59-40 margin.
The Lady Bulldogs jumped out to an 18-9 first-quarter lead, and then added another 18 in the second quarter to build up a 36-17 halftime lead.
Freshman Ellie Powell scored half her game-high 20 points in the second quarter to help the Bulldogs break away from the visiting Miners, while teammate Abby Smyle added five of her 16 points in the second quarter to aid in the scoring run.
Smyle finished the game with four three-point baskets – matching the three-point production by the entire Beulah team in the game.
Jill Svihovec scored nine, while Bailey Peterson had six – all in the first quarter. Alexius Miller put in five, while Andrea Rodakowski added three points in the second half.
The Miners were led by Harys Beauchamp’s 14 points, while Kinsey Zuroff had eight and Allyson Walcher had seven. Olivia Martens finished the game with six points, while Jenna Koppelsoen scored five.
The victory was a rebound after the Bulldogs lost to Belle Fourche (36-29) and Hettinger-Scranton. The Night Hawks beat by a 52-42 margin Jan. 27 in front of a home crowd in Bowman.
Bulldogs buck Cowgirls
Bowman County chewed up the Lemmon Cowgirls when they came to Bowman Jan. 31 and sent the visitors back to South Dakota with a 50-30 loss.
The hosts jumped out to a big 44-22 lead after three quarters before cruising to the win.
Miller scored 14 points to be the high scorer in the victory over the South Dakota foe.
Powell had 10 points, all in the first half, while Rodakowski and Svihovec each finished with eight points.
Jayda Miller and Smyle each scored three points – each on fourth-quarter three-pointers.
Amy Jeffers and Peterson each had two points.
The Bulldogs took a 28-15 halftime lead.
Telly Katus led the Cowgirls in scoring with 10, while Morgan Dawsen had eight and Allie Kohn finished with five points. Tayte Kohn scored three, while Chloe Trogstad and Sarah Hetzel each finished with two points.
Dawsen was the only player to foul out.