Bunceton senior Lauren Wieland picked up where she left off after scoring 30 points last week against the Jamestown Lady Eagles.
In the next to final game of the regular season Tuesday night at home against Brunswick, Wieland burned the nets for a game-high 28 points while pulling down 11 rebounds in a 58-40 win over the Lady Wildcats.
While the win improved Bunceton’s record to 10-11 overall, head coach Brian Emde said it was good to play again after a week off.
“I thought we shot a good percentage from the field and everybody played,” Emde said. “We play Homecoming Friday against Calhoun so I am looking for a good turnout before we turn our attention to district play.”
Of course it didn’t hurt that Bunceton led Brunswick 18-8 after first period’s end or 31-26 at the half. The Lady Dragons also outscored Brunswick 27-14 in the second half.
In addition to scoring 28 points and grabbing 11 rebounds, Wieland also had six steals and three assists in the game.
Taylor Burnett finished the game with eight points, five steals and four rebounds while Madelynn Myers added seven points and five rebounds, Emily Clevenger five points, two assists, one rebound and one steal, Chloe Moser four points, five rebounds, one steal and one assist, Skyler Shuffield two points, three assists, two rebounds and one steal, Cara Bishop two points, four rebounds and one assist and Jenna Kahle with two points and one rebound.
For Brunswick, Alyssa Pulley had 12 points and Abby Dobbins with 11.
As for the Bunceton boys, they fell to Brunswick by a score of 70-40.
The Dragons, dropping to 1-21 on the season, led Brunswick 18-14 after first period’s end but was outscored 56-22 for the rest of the game.
Bunceton coach Cass Keene said it seems like a theme for the Dragons.
“We came out and executed well on offense,” Keene said. “We hustled defensively to start the game and took a four point lead after a quarter. In the second quarter our transition defense faltered and we gave up 21 points. I was still pretty happy to be in a competitive game at halftime against a 17 win team. In the second half we did not get back defensively and the game lost its competitiveness quickly. We refused to execute our offense in the second, and continued to settle for poor shots. Jason Burnett played hard defensively in the fourth quarter and I appreciated his efforts.”
Reece Winn had 22 points and Amari Glasgow 19 for Brunswick.
For Bunceton, Jason Burnett had the team-high with 13 points.
Dillon Alpers chipped in 12, Hunter Shuffield and Braxton Kempf four each, Brayden Doyle three and Lane Maddex and Dylan Flatt each with two.