Lady Dragons win 58-49 while Bunceton boys fall to Climax Springs 71-41
Bunceton coach Brian Emde has found out that when the Lady Dragons get double digit scoring from several players they usually win.
Such was the case Thursday night on the road as Bunceton had three players in double figures against Climax Springs for a 58-49 victory.
The Lady Dragons, improving to 6-9 on the season, outscored Climax Springs in all but the fourth quarter and led 16-11 after one, 27-20 at the half and 44-32 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the fourth, Climax Springs rallied back with a 17-14 advantage to cut the lead to single digits.
“We got in a little foul trouble and the subs came in a did a great job,” Emde said. “Cara Bishop came in and anchored the front end of our press. She did a great job all over the court. She also contributed with seven rebounds. I thought the team did a better job rebounding tonight. Emily Clevenger had the hot hand by making four of her seven three point attempts. She had the team high with 18 points. Lauren Wieland picked up her third double-double of the year with 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Taylor Burnett also scored in double digits with 10. We had good balanced scoring with three in double figures.”
In addition to leading the team in scoring with 18 points, Clevenger also had three steals, two assists and one rebound in the game for the Lady Dragons.
Wieland finished the game with a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds along with five steals and four assists. Burnett tossed in 10 points, four rebounds, three assists and one steal while Chloe Moser added five points, six rebounds, two steals and one assist, Cara Bishop four points, seven rebounds, two assists and one steal, Skyler Shuffield four points, three rebounds and one steal and Jenna Kahle with two points and three rebounds.
The Lady Dragons also finished the game shooting 39 percent from the field and 67 percent from the foul line.
For Climax Springs, Autumn Wallace had 23 points and Cierra Dake with 14.
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Jake Reed had 20 points and Pake Moppin chipped in 15, leading the Climax Springs boys past Bunceton Thursday night at Climax Springs.
The Dragons, dropping to 0-16 on the season, trailed Climax Springs 27-16 at the half and then was outscored 44-27 in the final two periods for the loss.
Bunceton coach Cass Keene said the boys started the game with a good defensive effort, only allowing 27 in the first half.
“We came out and allowed 24 points in the third and the game was out of reach,” Keene said. “Our offense stalled due to a lack of ball movement in the full court and half court. Climax Springs ran a press that did not turn us over consistently, but flustered our guards into consistent poor offensive sets. We had too many possessions where one or two players touched the ball instead of four or five. Big man, Braxton Kempf, played a very efficient offensive game, scoring 12 points with few offensive entry passes.”
Dillon Alpers had the team high for Bunceton with 13 points while Braxton Kempf chipped in 12, Hunter Shuffield nine, Lane Maddex four, Brayden Doyle two and Jason Burnett with one.