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THE BULLDOGS collapsed two defenders on Foley’s Tara Dusharm but were still unable to stop the 6’5” center. Above, Ashley Neuwirth (R) and MariKate Wegeleben (L) did all they could do to try and stop Dusharm’s drive to the rim.
BECKER GUARD AMANDA LINDSAY drove to the basket Thursday night only to get fouled by Foley’s Madison Knapek. Lindsay finished the game with nine points in the 65-64 loss.

Bulldogs Can’t Find Answer For 6’5” Center From Foley

The Becker Bulldogs  girls basketball team (6-2 Granite Ridge Conference, 9-6 overall) fell short to the Foley Falcons (5-3, 10-5) by one point Thursday, 65-64  at home.

Foley center Tara Dusharm — standing at 6’5” and considered one of the state’s top five juniors — dominated inside play as she towered over every player on the floor and scored 40 points in the win.
Becker was led by Mauren Thiesen who had 17 points in the loss.
The Bulldogs would collapse with two, sometimes three players defending Dusharm under the basket, but the Foley junior made it look easy as she swooped in for easy buckets.
Dusharm showed she is able to score left or right-handed and her footwork made defending her an impossible chore for the smaller Becker players. She avoided foul trouble and when she got to the charity stripe after getting swatted, she easily drained her free throws like a seasoned professional.
Becker led at halftime, 34-30 before Dusharm and company took over in the second half and led the Falcons to the one point victory.
Becker Scoring: Mauren Thiesen 17, Allison Cieslak 11, Maesyn Thiesen 10, Amanda Lindsay 9, Ashley Neuwirth 5, Carlee Kobow 5, Whitney Raygor 4 and Alexa Hanowski 3.
Foley Scoring: Dusharm 40, Abby Legatt 9, Bailyn Walz 8, Madison Knapek 7 and Nicole Zapf 1.
Bulldogs 64, Polars 43
Becker soared past North St. Paul in nonconference action at Becker High School Saturday afternoon.
The win was Becker’s third in a row and sixth in the last seven as they continued to move up the standings in the Granite Ridge Conference.
No other information on the game was made available to the Citizen.
Bulldogs 57, Flyers 44
The Bulldogs traveled to Little Falls last Friday and won by 13.
Little Falls led by two at the break, but a big second-half push lifted visiting Becker to the easy win.
The Flyers had six players register at least five points, led by Brooke Finch and Melanie Dorn with eight apiece, while Jordan Schuett had seven points and four assists and Sarah Gold tallied six points and five steals.
No other information on the game was made available to the Citizen.
Next up for the Lady Bulldogs is a game today (Saturday) at home against St. Francis at 3 p.m., then a game Monday at home against Milaca (7:30 p.m.) and a home game Friday against Albany at 7:30 p.m.