Gainesville Bulldogs defeat Sparta, fall to Fordland in district tournament
The Gainesville Bulldogs defeated the Sparta Trojans 51-46 on Monday, Feb. 19, in the first round of the Class 2 District 4 tournament held at Norwood High School. Brandon Poe led the scoring for the Bulldogs with 18 points, followed by Jaxon Britt with 14 and Brodie Chapman with 10. Wyatt Wilson added 5, Garrett Morgan chipped in 3 and John Hossman scored 1.
Wilson led in rebounds with 8, followed by Poe with 5. Chapman led in assists with 4. Poe and Morgan had 2 steals each.
Gainesville met Fordland in the semifinal round and fell to a tough Eagles team, 52-20. Fordland’s defense held the Bulldog shooters to single digits: Chapman 6, Morgan 5, Poe 4, Hossman and Wilson 2 each and Britt 1. Britt led in rebounds with 6, followed by Wallace with 5.
“I’m very proud of our boys and the season that they had,” said GHS coach Matt Powell. “We wish we could’ve shot the ball a little better at districts, but that doesn’t take anything away from the season these guys had.”