WESTMORELAND – With four minutes remaining in the contest, the Marauders had cut the Westmoreland lead to 57-56. But the home Bulldogs finished on 15-2 run, taking the 72-58 first round win over Sherburne-Earlville.
At the end of the first half, the Bulldogs led by five points despite being outscored 18-14 by S-E in the second quarter.
By the halftime break, the Marauders’ Hunter Lane led the team with 14 of his game-high 27 points.
In the third, both teams scored 15 to keep the difference at 5 points heading into the final eight minutes of play.