By Russ Green-Sports Editor
It was a tough shooting night for both the Hardin-Central Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs as they were swept by visiting Meadville Wednesday night.
The Bulldogs dropped their first game of the season, 50-41, after hitting just 37 percent from the field, including just 4 of 14 outside the 3-point arc.
Meadville, now a member of the Tri County Conference, shot 38 percent from the field, but hit 6 of 15 3-point attempts to improve to 8-1 for the season. Meadville also held the free throw advantage by hitting 12 of 16 attempts – including 7 of 8 in the fourth frame, with Hardin-Central going to the line just 8 times and making 7. The Bulldogs also were charged with 17 turnovers in the contest.
Three Eagles reached double figures with Dalton Palmer leading the way with 14 points, while Kolton Friesner and Cade Shiflett added 10 each.
Wyatt Craven led the Dawgs with 12 points, with Zak Finley scoring 11 points and completing a double double with 10 rebounds.