LIBERTY OH- It’s been over a week and a half since Poland has been able to be on the court. Wednesday night against Liberty, you could tell the rust had gathered. The Bulldogs did not start off the way they wanted to, but once they put it in gear they ran away with a 58-41 win.
The Leopards jumped out a 25-11 lead. Then, stretching from the second quarter to the third, the Bulldogs scored the next 26 points to go 37-25.
Liberty wasn’t out of gas yet though, they scratched and clawed the game back to a 41-35 Poland lead. But eventually the Bulldogs would impose their will and end the game on a 17-6 run.
Jackie Grisdale fought her way to a 25 point night. She did not hit a three, and went 9/10 from the free throw line. It was a physical game. The Bulldogs went to the line 29 times, and hit 20 shots. Connie Cougras added 9 points off the bench for Poland.
Liberty was down a few players but still put together a strong night. They were led by Aaliyah Foster with 18 points. Demi Watson also got in to double figures with 11.
Poland now focuses on a match up at home against South Range on Thursday. Both teams are undefeated in the NE8. Liberty also plays 2 games in 2 days as they’ll travel to LaBrae on Thursday.