Bunceton sophomore Chloe Moser had no trouble with starting the season on the road Friday night against Chilhowee.
With the Lady Dragons winning 57-25 against Chilhowee, Moser led Bunceton in both scoring and rebounding with 15 points and seven boards.
Of course the Bunceton boys weren’t so lucky, as they fell to Chilhowee by a score of 60-23.
The Bunceton girls, improving to 1-0 on the season, outscored Chilhowee in all four quarters and led 10-5 after first period’s end, 31-11 at the half and 44-19 after three quarters of play. The Lady Dragons also held a 13-6 advantage in the final period.
Bunceton coach Brian Emde said the girls shared the ball and had good shot selection. “As a team we had 16 assists and 10 people scoring,” Emde said. “Everyone played and it was a great start to the season with such a tremendous effort.”
Senior Lauren Wieland finished the game with 10 points, two rebounds and one assist while Cara Bishop added seven points, six rebounds, two steals and two assists, Skyler Shuffield seven points, six rebounds, three assists and one steal, Madelynn Myers four points, three rebounds and one steal, Taylyn Heilman four points, two rebounds and one assist, Jenna Kahle four points and two assists, Taylor Burnett three points, four assists, three steals and two rebounds, Kylie Heilman two points and four rebounds and Emily Clevenger with one point, two rebounds, one steal and one assist.
Bunceton also finished the game hitting 25 of 70 shots from the field for 36 percent and 6 of 9 from the foul line for 67 percent.
Chilhowee was led by Makayla Skidmore with nine points and Jacqueline Guinn and Brooke Stegner each with six points.
As for the Bunceton boys, head coach Cass Keene said he underestimated his opponent.
“Chilhowee is poised to make a run this year with two big time senior brothers, Alec and Clayson Patterson,” Keene said. “Alec had 19 points in the first half. Despite the loss I remain optimistic, having Alpers to start the rest of our games will allow us to remain competitive early and avoid discouragement. Chilhowee could be the best team we see on the floor all year.”
Jason Burnett and Hunter Shuffield each had seven points in the game for Bunceton. Dillon Alpers chipped in five points while Blake Petsel added two and Rylee Knapheide and Braxton Kempf each with one.