The Bunceton boys and girls basketball teams dropped two games over the weekend against Maranatha Christian Academy, losing by the scores of 81-43 and 45-34, respectively.
The Lady Dragons, dropping to 12-9 on the season, led Maranatha Christian Academy 8-7 after first period’s end but was outscored 12-2 in the second quarter to trail 19-10 at the half. That quarter proved to be the difference as Maranatha Christian Academy held a 26-25 advantage in the second half for the victory.
Bunceton coach Mitch Hurt said the poor shooting continues.
“This is not a good time of year to be shooting poorly,” Hurt said. “Hopefully, we got this out of our system and we will shoot better going forward. These girls have worked too hard this year to do this very long. On the other hand Maranatha is a very good team with a big post player who pushed us all over Kansas. That kind of play is good for us to see this time of the year.”
Adcock had the game-high for Maranatha Christian Academy with 16 points.
For Bunceton, Lauren Wieland finished the game with 14 points, seven rebounds, three steals and one assist.
Emily Clevenger had six points, four rebounds, three assists and one steal. Rachel Lenz added five points, six rebounds and two steals while Chloe Moser chipped in five points, two rebounds and one steal, Taylor Burnett with three points, four rebounds, three assists and one steal and Jenna Kahle with two points, two rebounds, one steal and one assist.
The Lady Dragons finished the game shooting 30 percent from the field and 50 percent from the foul line.
As for the Bunceton boys, they also led Maranatha Christian Academy 17-15 after first period’s end but was outscored 66-26 for the rest of the game.
Fortin led the scoring attack in the game for Maranatha Christian Academy with 40 points.
For Bunceton, who dropped to 2-18 on the season, Riley Knapheide had 14 points and four rebounds.
Brayden Doyle finished the game with 11 points, eight rebounds and one assist while Blake Petsel added six points, five assists, four rebounds and one steal, Jordon Angermayer six points, two rebounds and two assists, Riley Layne two points and seven rebounds, Eli Pearcy two points and two assists and David Knipp with two points and one assist.
For the game, the Dragons shot just 19 percent from the field but were 12 of 17 from the foul line for 71 percent.