NOVINGER, Mo. – La Plata got clutch shooting from Ben Bolden to push Novinger to overtime Tuesday night as the teams met for the third time this season. Foul trouble cost the Bulldogs in OT as the Wildcats remained perfect in Tri-County play, 75-73.

The stars showed up for this one. Trent Rodman scored 24 to lead Novinger. Hadley Roberts added 21. Keaton Tade had 15.

For La Plata Matt Safley outscored everyone with his 25. Tanner Riggins battled through foul trouble to post 10 points and 10 boards. Hunter Howe had 12 points and 10 rebounds. Bolden had 13. Seth Brown had nine points and 10 assists.

The Bulldogs fall to 0-3 vs. Novinger this season, only two of those losses are in the TCC. Next up for LP is a trip to Cairo, who Novinger just beat last week.

Novinger hosts Atlanta on Friday.