Nearly a week removed from their homecoming win over Plato, John Viehland’s Belle Tigers welcomed Dixon’s Bulldogs to town for a Highway 28 hardwood showdown Thursday night that was …
Nearly a week removed from their homecoming win over Plato, John Viehland’s Belle Tigers welcomed Dixon’s Bulldogs to town for a Highway 28 hardwood showdown Thursday night that was rescheduled from last Tuesday due to inclement weather.
Leading 38-30 after three quarters, Belle was outscored 24-16 by the visiting Bulldogs during the fourth quarter to force overtime.
Netting eight of his team-high 22 points in the extra session, Glayden Woodruff helped the host Tigers claw their way to a 65-62 overtime victory over Dixon.
Hank Stratman and Baylar Smith both added 12 points.
All of Smith’s points came in the second half while eight of Stratman’s 12 points also came in the second half.
Garrett Gehlert made it four Tigers in double figures finishing with 11 points which included three 3-pointers.
Adding seven rebounds and four assists, Gehlert flirted with a triple double.
Smith also added a team-high 10 rebounds for Belle giving him a double double on the night.
Drew Young led Dixon and all scorers putting in 23 of his game-high 35 points in the second half for the Bulldogs.
Tommy McBride also reached double figures for Dixon with 10 points.
Brett Butler’s Belle JV Tigers led 34-29 after three quarters against Dixon only to end up on the wrong end of a 46-45 final score after a buzzer beater by the visiting JV Bulldogs.
Cooper Guinn led Belle with a team-high 18 points followed in double digits by Luke Rohrer scoring 11 of his 15 points in the first half.
Hank Willis just missed making it three JV Tigers in double figures scoring six of his eight points in the second half.
Kooper Elrod and Lukas Smith rounded out Belle’s scoring with two points apiece against Dixon.
MJ Ford led the visiting JV Bulldogs with 16 points.
Viehland’s varsity Tigers will open the Belle Tournament tonight (Wednesday) after the first two nights of action were postponed due to inclement weather.
Butler’s JV Tigers will have the rest of the month off with their varsity counterparts in tournament action this week at home and next week in Hermann.