The Bunceton boys and girls basketball teams closed out the regular season on a winning note Friday night in Bunceton by beating the Calhoun Eagles by the scores of 80-57 and 56-19, respectively.
The Lady Dragons, who finished the regular season at 14-9 overall, outscored Calhoun in all four quarters and led 25-5 after one, 35-12 at the half and 51-16 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, Bunceton outscored Calhoun 5-3 to win the game by 37.
Bunceton coach Mitch Hurt said this was a very good game to end the regular season with.
“Everyone saw the floor and everyone contributed to the win,” Hurt said. “We shared the ball very well, got out on the break and converted layups. After winning only four games all of last season, coming away with 14 regular season victories speaks volumes about the character and determination of these girls.”
Taylor Burnett had the game-high for Bunceton with 17 points along with three rebounds and two assists.
Emily Clevenger finished the game with 15 points, five rebounds, four steals and four assists. Rachel Lenz chipped in 10 points, five rebounds, four steals and one assist while Chloe Moser added five points, five rebounds, five steals and one assist, Cara Bishop five points, six rebounds, one steal and one assist, Jenna Elliott two points and one rebound, Skyler Shuffield nine rebounds, four assists and two steals and Lauren Wieland with seven rebounds and one steal.
Kelso had the team-high for Calhoun with 10 points.
As for the Bunceton boys, they also picked up their third win of the season by leading the Eagles from the first quarter on.
The Dragons, improving to 3-19 on the season, opened the first half with a 34-24 lead and then outscored Calhoun 46-30 for the victory.
Coach Hurt said this was a good win for the boys to end the season.
“Last year it took a shot at the buzzer to beat his Calhoun team,” Hurt said. “This year we were much more organized offensively thus hitting for a better percentage for us. Everyone was able to play and contribute to the win.”
Riley Knapheide was the leading scorer in the game for Bunceton with 26 points along with four rebounds and one steal.
Blake Petsel finished the game with 17 points, six assists, five rebounds and three steals while Brayden Doyle added 16 points, nine rebounds, three assists and one steal, Jordon Angermayer seven points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal, David Knipp seven points and one steal, Eli Pearcy three points, one steal and one assist, Landon Petree two points, four assists and two steals, Austin Alpers two points and one steal and Riley Layne with four rebounds, one steal and one assist.
Calhoun was led by Redding with 30 points.