A tough overtime loss wasn’t what the Bulldogs were looking for on opening night, Tuesday, Nov. 26, but the Appleton East Patriots made sure the evening ended on a sour note for the home team.
New London led 15-4 after one quarter and 21-14 at halftime. Both teams scored four points in the third quarter, and New London held a seven-point lead going into the fourth quarter.
Appleton East staged a furious rally in the final frame, outscoring New London 14-7 to send the game to overtime.
In overtime, the Patriots outscored the Bulldogs 6-2 to steal the win.
The Bulldogs had trouble containing Appleton East’s Sara Hagmann, who dropped in 23 points for the visiting team.
Lexi Roland led New London with 11 points, while Payton Mix and Mickey Roland both added seven points. Gretl Steingraber scored five, and Leah Porath and Caitlin Schmidt both scored two for the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs will play their next home game on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Opening tip is scheduled for 7:15 p.m.