Dow boys go cold vs. Flushing

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Published 9:23 pm EST, Saturday, February 13, 2021

FLUSHING — Dow High struggled mightily to score on Saturday, as Flushing beat the visiting Chargers 40-29 in nonleague boys’ basketball.

The Raiders led 7-6 after one quarter and 17-14 at halftime. Flushing then outscored Dow 13-8 in the third quarter and 10-7 in the fourth.

“Coming off a great game last night, we didn’t play with an edge today. It showed in the stat lines and on the scoreboard,” noted Dow coach Mark Dickerson. “Turnovers hurt us, as well as giving up offensive rebounds. Flushing guarded us aggressively, and we didn’t respond like we needed to. We missed a lot of shots around the rim.

“We were only down by five with about 3:30 to go, but some missed shots and turnovers forced us to start pressuring and fouling them. They converted and sealed the game,” Dickerson added. “Even with the points we gave up at the end, they only got 40 on us. I’m pleased that we are learning how to defend as a team. Our team offense still has a ways to go.”

Nick Bond led the Chargers with nine points.

Dow held the Raiders to 34-percent shooting (17 of 50) from the floor, but the Chargers were only 26 percent (10 of 38) themselves and committed 21 turnovers.

Dow (1-2) will host Saginaw Arthur Hill on Tuesday.

Flushing also won the junior varsity game, 48-42. Danny Safadi had 16 points for Dow.

The Raiders won the freshman game 42-36. Jackson Malecki led the Chargers with nine points, while Jonathan Song and Lucas Jordahl each had seven.