The Bunceton Lady Dragons basketball team raised its season record to 19-2 overall and 4-0 in the CCAA conference by beating the Higbee Lady Tigers Friday night in Bunceton 63-26.
As for the Bunceton boys, they also improved on their standing in the conference by turning back Higbee 47-30.
The Lady Dragons never trailed in the game against Higbee and led 35-13 at the half and 59-18 after three quarters of play.
Bunceton also finished the game with three players in double figures, which was led by Erica Kahle with 24 points, two rebounds and one steal.
Rachel Emde added 16 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double along with eight steals and five assists while Sam Brandes chipped in 10 points, three assists, two rebounds and two steals, Julia Kahle with four points, three rebounds, three assists and one steal, Lexus Chapman with four points, Maddy Berwanger with three points, six rebounds, six assists and one steal, Deanne Emde with one point, three rebounds, one steal and one assist and Kylee Flatt with one point and three rebounds.
Bunceton coach Mike Arnold said the girls came out a little sluggish. “We didn’t move the ball very well,” Arnold said. “Three quarters of basketball won’t get it done if we want to accomplish our goal.”
For the game, the Lady Dragons also hit on 23 of 49 shots from the field for 47 percent and 9 of 16 from the foul line for 56 percent.
Alex Legrand had the team-high for Higbee with 10 points.
As for the Bunceton boys, they led Higbee 12-2 after one, 26-10 at the half and 36-14 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, the Dragons outscored Higbee 11-6 for the victory.
Bunceton coach Yancy Cody said the boys came out ready to play. “We put together four quarters tonight on both ends of the court,” Cody said. “I was very proud of them.”
Jacob Clevenger led all scorers in the game for Bunceton, who improved to 8-13 overall and 3-1 in the CCAA, with 16 points along with nine rebounds, one steal and one assist.
Kyle Held added 11 points, four rebounds, three steals and one assist while Kyler Tucker chipped in nine points, 10 rebounds, three steals and three assists, Ashton Campbell with seven points, seven rebounds, three assists and one steal and Will Twenter with four points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals.
The Dragons also finished the game hitting 16 of 48 shots from the field for 33 percent and 14 of 21 from the foul line for 67 percent.