Clear Lake edges Bulldogs, 54-51
Despite a gallant effort, the third time was not the charm for the Algona Bulldog girls’ basketball team as the red-and-black dropped a hard-fought 54-51 contest to the Clear Lake Lions in the Class 3A regional final played at Garner on Saturday, Feb. 17.
It was the third close battle of the year between the two North Central Conference squads as the Lions won back on Dec. 8 at Clear Lake in overtime 44-40 and topped the Bulldogs 47-42 at Algona on Jan. 23.
Algona received some very good play from sophomores Aliyah Buscher, Molly McCauley and Kameryn Etherington with the trio all scoring in double figures to offset some solid defense played on its leading scorer Abbey Holmes, who was held without a field goal as her only points of the contest came on a pair of successful free throws.
For more on this story, please see the Feb. 22 issue of Kossuth County Advance.