The Bunceton Lady Dragons basketball team continued its winning ways Monday night at home by beating the New Bloomfield Wildcats by a score of 46-45.
The Lady Dragons, 18-2 on the season, led New Bloomfield 13-6 after one, 24-18 at the half and 37-35 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, New Bloomfield rallied back with a 10-9 scoring edge to cut the lead to one.
Bunceton coach Mike Arnold said this was a good win for the Lady Dragons. “We didn’t play our best but we found a way to win,” Arnold said. “We were very balanced in our scoring.”
Erica Kahle led the Lady Dragons with 15 points along with three rebounds and three assists.
Rachel Emde added 11 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double along with six steals and four assists. Sam Brandes had 10 points, seven rebounds, six steals and one assist while Maddy Berwanger chipped in seven points, four rebounds, one steal and one assist and Julia Kahle with three points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal.
The Lady Dragons also finished the game hitting 15 of 49 shots from the field for 31 percent and 10 of 16 from the foul line for 63 percent.
New Bloomfield was led by Ashley Kelly with 19 points.
As for the Bunceton boys, they fell to New Bloomfield by a score of 52-47.
The Dragons, dropping to 7-13 on the season, trailed New Bloomfield by just one (22-21) at the break but then rallied back with a 21-15 advantage in the third quarter to go up 42-37. Unfortunately for Bunceton, they had no answer in the final period as the Wildcats stormed back with a 15-5 scoring edge for the victory.
Bunceton coach Yancy Cody said defensively the Dragons played one of their best games. “We rebounded better,” Cody said. “Now we have to stop turning it over. All in all, we played ok.”
Jacob Clevenger led the Dragons with 13 points along with five rebounds, four assists and one steal.
Kyle Held added 12 points, five rebounds, five assists and one steal while Aaron Clevenger chipped in nine points, five rebounds and one assist, Will Twenter with six points, five rebounds, three steals and three assists, Ashton Campbell with four points, two steals and two assists and Kyler Tucker with three points and three rebounds.
For the game, Bunceton made 15 of 24 shots from the field for 63 percent and 13 of 19 from the foul line for 68 percent.