Bunceton’s Cara Bishop and Chloe Moser scored 19 and 15 points, respectively, to lead the Lady Dragons past Calhoun Thursday night at Calhoun 66-24.
Bunceton, improving to 10-13 on the season, trailed Calhoun in the opening period 9-8 before rallying back with a 17-8 advantage in the second quarter to go up 25-17. The Lady Dragons never trailed after that by holding Calhoun to a total of seven points in the second half while scoring 41 for the 42 point victory.
“We finished off the long week of travel with another victory to extend our win streak to four before heading into districts,” said Bunceton coach Dustin Ray. “The girls have really got it going of late and I’m very proud of them.  Cara Bishop had a career high game scoring 19.  Really nice to see her get going at this time of the year.”
Along with score a career-high 19 points, Bishop also had nine steals, two assists and one rebound in the game for the Lady Dragons.
Moser finished the game with seven rebounds, three steals and three assists while Madelynn Myers added nine points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal, Taylyn Heilman eight points, three rebounds and three steals, Taylor Burnett eight points, two steals, one rebound and one assist and Maddie Brandes with seven points, nine rebounds, three steals and one assist.
For Calhoun, Tylar White had 13 and Rachel Kelso with 11.
 In the game Wednesday at Keytesville, the Lady Dragons rallied from a one point deficit after one by outscoring the Tigers 61-15 for the rest of the game for a 69-24 victory.
Although Bunceton wound up winning by 45, Keytesville led 9-8 at the end of one. However in the second quarter, the Lady Dragons stormed back with a 26-5 advantage to go up 34-14. Bunceton also outscored Keytesville by 25 (35-10) in the second half for the victory.
Ray said he is not sure where to begin with this game. “These girls came out and played hard on both sides of the ball,” Ray said. “We have achieved our first streak of the season and I know they are enjoying it. Taylor Burnett reached the 1,000th point mark with a fast break layup. Chloe and Madelynn had a double-double again, and everybody is starting to score. A lot of good going on for this tough fighting team.”
While picking up her 1,000th point, Burnett also led the team in scoring against Keytesville with 21 points along with six steals, three rebounds and two assists.
Madelynn Myers added 17 points, 12 rebounds, two assists and one steal while Chloe Moser had 14 points, 12 rebounds, five steals and one assist, Taylyn Heilman nine points, two rebounds and one assist, Cara Bishop six points, five rebounds, five steals and five assists and Maddie Brandes with two points, seven rebounds and two steals.
For Keytesville, Sharlee Grimes had the team-high with nine points.
As for the Bunceton boys, they fell against Keytesville by a score of 96-55.
The Dragons, dropping to 7-15 on the season, trailed by just two (21-19) after one against Keytesville but couldn’t keep up the pace as the Tigers held a 40-12 advantage in the second quarter to extend the lead to 61-31. Keytesville also dominated the second half by outscoring Bunceton 35-24 to win the game by 41.
“Well we took a trip and played against the best team we have seen by far this year,” Ray said. “They were quick, strong and could flat out play the game. We did not play bad by any means, but we couldn’t stay with them. I am very proud at how hard these boys are playing and the continuous effort they give each game. Today is a good rest day and then back to the grind to get ready for districts.”
Evan Craig led four players in double figures for Keytesville with 30 points. Austin McKinstry netted 21 while Chase Stowers and Allen McKinstry added 10 points each.
For Bunceton, Jason Burnett had 14 points, four steals, two rebounds and two assists. Dillon Alpers finished the game with a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds along with two steals. Layne Maddex added nine points, eight rebounds and one steal while Brayden Doyle tallied eight points, 10 rebounds and one assist, Hunter Shuffield seven points and three rebounds and Dylan Flatt with six points and one rebound.