Bulldogs claim third straight; surpass last year's win total

Cole Miller of Hampton-Dumont pulls down one of his game-high 14 rebounds against Webster City as the Bulldogs won their third straight game on Friday, Jan. 3. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)


HAMPTON - No light went off, no switch flipped.

No, the reason behind the Hampton-Dumont boys basketball team's three-game win streak is simply better play.

Parker Claypool tallied 33 points and Cole Miller pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds as the Bulldogs won their first home game of the season, a 61-54 triumph over Webster City on Friday, Jan. 3. They won their last two road contests before the winter break.

All of this despite the fact that H-D shot only 52 percent from the free throw line.

"We rebounded down the stretch," H-D head coach Heath Walton said. "We got some scores when we needed it. We were still 18-of-34 from the free throw line. We had a stretch there to start the game where we really could have pulled away and didn't...."

For more on this story, see the Jan. 8 issue of the Hampton Chronicle.