“We put together four good quarters of offense last night, and it feels good to get the money off our back,” said Bunceton coach Cass Keene after the Dragons snapped a 0-18 skid by beating MSD 81-53.
The Dragons, improving to 1-18 on the season, outscored MSD in all four quarters and led 20-6 after one, 37-20 at the break and 60-34 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, Bunceton held a 21-19 advantage to win the game by 28.
“It feels good to beat a team that our boys lost to last year,” Keene said. “I was proud of our defensive effort in the first quarter, holding them to six points. I was most proud of our conviction to pass the ball. Our season high in assists prior to last night was 11. We had 23 assists last night on 32 made shots. Jason Burnett played an excellent offensive game, with great shot selection. I also appreciated Landon Petree’s rebounding efforts.”
Jason Burnett led four players in double figures for Bunceton with 23 points along with two assists and one rebound.
Dillon Alpers finished the game with 16 points, four rebounds, four assists and one steal  while Braxton Kempf added 12 points and one rebound, Hunter Griffin 10 points, two rebounds, two steals and one assist, Brayden Doyle eight points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals, Hunter Shuffield six points, three rebounds and three assists, Lane Maddex six points and six rebounds, Dylan Flatt seven assists, five rebounds and one steal and Landon Petree with eight rebounds and one assist.
For MSD, Mikal Meriweather had 33 points.
Bunceton (G) 62
MSD 28
The Bunceton girls basketball team outscored MSD 20-5 in the first quarter and never looked back, beating the Lady Eagles Tuesday night in Bunceton.
The Lady Dragons, improving to 7-11 on the season, led MSD 34-14 at the half and then outscored the Eagles 28-14 in the final-two periods.
Bunceton coach Brian Emde said everyone got playing time and contributed to the win.
Senior Lauren Wieland led a balanced scoring attack for the Lady Dragons with 14 points along with nine rebounds, six steals and three assists.
Chloe Moser finished the game with 11 points, eight rebounds and one steal while Kylie Heilman added eight points, two rebounds and one assist, Maddie Brandes six points, seven rebounds and one assist, Skyler Shuffield six points, three rebounds and two steals, Emily Clevenger five points, three assists, two steals and one rebound, Cara Bishop four points, three rebounds, three assists and one steal, Taylyn Heilman four points, one rebound, one steal and one assist, Jenna Kahle two points, three rebounds and one assist and Taylor Burnett with two points, two assists and one rebound.
The Lady Dragons also hit on 29 of 62 shots from the field for 47 percent and 4 of 7 from the foul line for 57 percent.