DUBOIS — An early scoring surge and a last-ditch defensive effort weren’t quite enough for Northeast Dubois (2-2) to upset Class 1A No. 5 Orleans Bulldogs (4-0) at home Friday night, with a 45-42 heartbreaking loss on Military Recognition Night in Dubois.
The Jeeps jumped out to an early lead after trading baskets with the Bulldogs. A bucket from beyond the arc from junior Grant Goller provided a slight cushion, while an Orleans turnover, a pair of free throws from senior forward Gaige Schepers and a drive to the basket by Schepers gave the Jeeps a 9-4 lead. Northeast Dubois continued to beat the dogs, taking a 22-13 lead at the end of one period.