Bowman County storms Beach for 83-26 win

Feb. 3—BOWMAN COUNTY — As the Division B basketball season winds to a close, it's not likely anything is going to stop the number-one ranked Bowman County Bulldogs anytime soon. With a huge, 83-26 home-win over the Beach Buccaneers on Friday, Feb. 2, the possibility of BCHS losing a regular-season game gets more remote each contest, as the 'Dawgs extended their 2023-24 record to a still-perfect 14-0 overall and 7-0 in Division B/Region 3-District 5.

Bowman County lit up the scoreboard for 24 points in the opening period and poured in 27 more before the half, as senior guard Bishop Duffield led the way with 20 first-half points and his brother, Bohden, drained a pair of 3-pointers on his way to 12 points in the first 16 minutes of play. Senior guard Roman Fossum also had a solid first half with 7 points.

The second-half scoring tapered off a bit, but Bishop Duffield added the other 10-points-worth of his production — for a grand-total of 30 on the night — while Bohden dropped in 10 of his own on his way to 22. Noah Njos came off the bench to score 6 fourth-quarter points down the stretch on the way to the win.

The Bulldogs also were precise from the free-throw line, where they converted a perfect 8-for-8 to extend their dominance, with Bishop Duffield sinking all 7 of his shots from the stripe.

BHS's Justus Baker led the way for the Buccaneers with a double-digit output of 12 points — which included a trio of treys — but no other teammate managed to cross the 10-point barrier for the Bucs.

Next-up for Bowman County will be a Monday-night basketball game at Glen Ullin-Hebron, while Beach (5-9, 1-6) will be hosting New Salem-Almont on Saturday, Feb. 3 and then paying a visit to Richardton-Taylor on Feb. 9.

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