January 20, 2011 | 08:40 PMWilliams Bay -- Temperatures outside of Williams Bay High School were in the single digits Thursday night, with a biting wind chill below zero.
However, inside the gym, the Bay boys basketball team was on fire early and often against Trailways Conference foe Dodgeland.
The Bulldogs completely dominated the Trojans from the opening tip, sprinting out to an 18-0 lead en route to a 68-41 thumping.
With the victory, Williams Bay improved to 4-8 overall and 4-2 in the Trailways South, two games in the loss column behind conference leaders Rio and Deerfield.
The Bay enjoyed a hefty 28-6 advantage after the opening period, as just about every shot was falling for the Bulldogs. However, Dodgeland fought back with an 11-6 second quarter to cut the Bay's lead to 34-17 at the half.
But the Bay opened up the third quarter on an 8-2 run thanks to steals from Marcos Quiles and Chad Pharris that led to easy layups. The Bulldogs utilized a 23-12 third to pull away from Dodgeland for good.
For the game, the Bulldogs knocked down eight shots from long range, led by sophomore guard Jake Sutter's three, which accounted for all of his points.
Junior forward Lawrence Crement, the team's leading scorer at 13.2 points per game, paced the Bulldogs with 14 points. Quiles added 11 points including two three-pointers and a perfect three of three from the foul line. Sophomore Tyler Compton added eight points for the Bay, and Josh Hills and Mason Reyenga each tallied seven.
Check Wednesday's Regional News for a full story.