Boys win over Tigers 42-38; girls prevail 31-24

The Bunceton boys and girls basketball team picked up a pair of victories Tuesday night at home against the Malta Bend Tigers, winning by the scores of 42-38 and 31-24, respectively.
Bunceton coach Mitch Hurt said the boys went up against a very well coached team in Malta Bend. “We were able to get out on breaks and get some layups,” Hurt said. “Our half-court defense got much better the second half.”
Jason Burnett led the scoring attack in the game for Bunceton, who improved to 5-3 on the season, with 19 points along with three rebounds and one steal.
Dillon Alpers finished the game with 13 points, four rebounds and two steals while Hunter Shuffield added seven points, two steals and one rebound, Blane Petsel with three points and two steals, Ray Rohling with seven rebounds, Maddie Myers with one rebound and one steal and Taylyn Heilman with one rebound.
For the Bunceton girls, Hurt said the girls are playing better all the time. “We moved the ball much better tonight,” Hurt said. “We are finding the open shooters and coverting or getting a good look at the basket.”
Maddie Brandes had the team-high for Bunceton, who improved to 2-6 on the season, with 12 points, nine rebounds and two steals.
Maddie Myers finished the game with nine points, three rebounds and one steal while Maylyn Sykes added eight points and two steals, Taylyn Heilman with two points, five rebounds and four steals, Abby Cunningham with three rebounds and Anna Thompson with two rebounds.
Bunceton also hit on 3 of 5 shots from the foul line for 60 percent.