BOWMAN COUNTY, N.D. - The Bowman County Bulldogs are off to one of their best starts in the history of the boys basketball program. After defeating Shiloh Christian in overtime last weekend, the Bulldogs are 13-3 on the season.
A lot of these guys have been playing with each other since grade school. Junior Caleb Duffield says the chemistry built over that time is finally paying off.
"Well, we got a lot of young sophomores coming up that are just starting to get some experience. And the group that has been playing on varsity now we have been playing together since fourth grade basketball, so we've always had the chemistry, and now we are finally on the varsity court doing it. But yeah, it just comes with time and just experience and yeah we are just finally getting that on the court," said Duffield.
Bowman County will have another tough Region-7 match up this weekend when they play Beulah. The Bulldogs know they need to focus on Miners guard Trey Brandt.
"They have that returning sophomore Trey Brandt. He's been a really good player for them coming off scoring more than he usually has, so he's been a really big part of them. And then they have Jonah Larson in the middle, so he's always hard to guard because he's 6'6" and he's a big kid for us, so that's a tough match up. I think we'll do it pretty well shutting down Brandt really because he's really the key to their team, so I think if we shut down Brandt we'll have a pretty good game," senior Jacob Svihovec said.
The Bulldogs and the Miners is scheduled for 4 p.m. CT on Saturday in Beulah.