Beat Lady Vikings 58-38; boys lose 83-67
The Bunceton girls basketball team picked up its 11th win of the season and in the process beat the La Monte Lady Vikings on the road Thursday night 58-38.
As for the Bunceton boys, they fell against La Monte 83-67.
The Lady Dragons, improving to 11-7 overall, finished the game with seven players in the scoring column and led La Monte 35-17 at the break and 52-20 after three quarters of play.
Bunceton coach Mitch Hurt said the girls got a much needed road win against La Monte.
“We moved the ball very well and was able to get inside off the bounce resulting in free throws,” Hurt said. “Our shooting percentage is still low, however, we are making up for it on the defensive end by forcing turnovers and converting easy baskets.”
Junior Lauren Wieland led the scoring attack for Bunceton with 18 points. She also had 11 rebounds for a double-double along with four steals and two assists.
Taylor Burnett finished the game with 10 points, four steals, three rebounds and three assists while Rachel Lenz added seven points, seven rebounds, two assists and one steal, Skyler Shuffield three points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals, Chloe Moser three points, eight rebounds, one steal and one assist, Cara Bishop two points and three rebounds and Jenna Elliott with two points and one rebound.
Bunceton also finished the game shooting 34 percent from the field and 63 percent from the foul line. From the three-point arc, they were 7 of 16 for 44 percent.
La Monte was led by Rocio Rodriquez with eight points.
As for the Bunceton boys, they hung right there with La Monte for one quarter while trailing 24-21 after the first eight minutes. However it was an uphill battle from that point on as La Monte took a 50-36 lead in to the half and then outscored Bunceton 33-31 in the second half.
Coach Hurt said the boys will have to recommit to the defensive end of the floor. “Our offense does not have the fire power thus far to make up for our lack of defense,” Hurt said. “We were able to get some kids back for this game and they all contributed offensively.”
Johnson had the team-high for La Monte with 16 points.
For Bunceton, who dropped to 2-15 on the season, Rylee Knapheide had a good game with 19 points along with four rebounds and one steal.
Brayden Doyle finished the game with a double-double with 18 points and 15 rebounds along with one steal and one assist while David Knipp added 14 points, five rebounds and two assists, Blake Petsel eight points, 10 assists, three rebounds and two steals, Austin Alpers four points and four rebounds, Dylan Flatt three points, two rebounds and one steal and Eli Pearcy with one point, two rebounds, one steal and one assist.
For the game, Bunceton hit on 28 of 75 shots from the field for 37 percent and 8 of 15 from the foul line for 53 percent.