Chloe Moser and Madelynn Myers each had 15 points to lead the Bunceton Lady Dragons basketball team past Calvary Lutheran in CCAA action Tuesday night at Bunceton.
While honoring the seniors on Senior-Parents Night, the Lady Dragons actually had to come from behind to beat Calvary Lutheran while trailing 23-22 at the half and 35-33 after three quarters of play.
Bunceton, however, led Calvary Lutheran 11-10 after first period’s end and then outscored the Lions 15-11 in the final period.
Bunceton coach Dustin Ray said as a team the girls showed growth in the win over Calvary Lutheran. “It was a pleasant surprise to watch us make adjustments as a team to what the other team was doing,” Ray said. “We adapted and made it happen last night. Great game all around for these girls.”
In addition to scoring 15 points. Moser also pulled down 14 rebounds for a double-double along with one steal and one assist.
Myers finished the game with seven rebounds, two steals and two assists while Taylor Burnett added nine points, four assists, three steals and one rebound, Maddie Brandes seven points, seven rebounds and two assists, Cara Bishop with two points, two rebounds and one assist and Taylyn Heilman with two rebounds.
Bunceton also finished the game hitting 19 of 42 shots from the field for 45 percent and 8 of 17 shots from the foul line for 47 percent.
For Calvary Lutheran, Katy Allen had 19 points and Haley Brown with 16.
As for the Bunceton boys, they faced an uphill battle from the opening tip off as Calvary Lutheran led 30-17 after first period’s end and 56-38 at the break. The Lions also controlled the court on both ends in the second half by outscoring Bunceton 35-23 for the win.
Coach Ray said not a lot of bad in this game. “Yes we lost, but I believe we played a very good game,” Ray said. “Calvary Lutheran came out hitting every shot that they took it seemed like. We played a very solid game, but came up short. Shooting percentage was good, we made most of our free throws, and did what we needed to do. It is tough to beat a team that is making shots the way that they did last night.”
Sam Owens led four players in double figures for Calvary Lutheran with 27 points. Ian McLaughlin chipped in 22, Jason Pritchett 15 and Caleb Blehm with 13.
For Bunceton, who dropped to 5-8 overall and 0-2 in the CCAA conference, Dillon Alpers and Jason Burnett each had 20 points. Alpers also finished the game with six rebounds and two steals while Burnett had four steals and three rebounds. Brayden Doyle added 11 points, seven rebounds and one assist while Dylan Flatt had five points, four rebounds, three steals and two assists and Layne Maddex with five points and five rebounds.
The Dragons also finished the game shooting 39 percent from the field and 63 percent from the foul line.