The game started with the Beresford Watchdogs kicking out a four-point lead in the first quarter, 14-10. Then BHS pulled out a huge lead at halftime, 29-17. The Irene-Wakonda Eagles' nerves set in as they had a tough shooting night. The final outcome for the Eagles was not what they expected, losing 65-40.
Leading scorers for I-W were Ashley Anderson with 13 points and four steals. Teammate Andrea Bakke had 10 points, six rebounds, and four steals.
This was not the first time the Eagles and Watchdogs met this season. They met earlier and Beresford won by a mere margin of six points.
"Losing in the first round of districts was a bummer, but all great things must come to an end. Only one team ends their season with a win," said senior Ashley Anderson.
The new team didn't just have new mascots, school colors, scores, or records but it also had friendships that will last a lifetime.
Senior Tiffany Ganschow had this to say about the group of girls she played with, "I had so much fun playing with all new girls this year. I made a ton of new friends. It was a great experience and I am glad to have been on a team with those girls. I am going to miss them next year. Good luck girls!"
The Eagles finished 9-12, and 3-3 in the Tri-Valley Conference.