Lady Dragons win CCAA title with win over Calvary Lutheran

Chris Bowie
Boonville Daily News

The Bunceton Lady Dragons basketball team captured the CCAA title by beating Calvary Lutheran Friday night in Bunceton 62-49.

The Lady Dragons, who finished 3-0 in league play,  trailed Calvary Lutheran 32-17 at the break before rallying back with a 45-17 advantage in the final two periods.

Bunceton coach Dustin Ray said with a slow start on both sides of the ball, the girls found themselves in a pretty good hole going into halftime. “These girls gathered themselves and came out and exploded on offense,” Ray said. “We played one of our best halves of the season. That half clinched the conference championship and I could not be more proud of this group of girls.”

Madison Brown had 23 points, seven rebounds, seven steals and three assists to lead the Lady Dragons.

Maggie Wood finished the game with 14 points, six rebounds, six steals and three assists, while Madelynn Myers added 11 points, four rebounds and one steal, Maddie Brandes seven points, seven rebounds and two assists, Kelsey Watson seven points, three assists, two rebounds and one steal and Kylee Myers with six rebounds and one assist.

As for the Prairie Home boys basketball team, they also won against Calvary Lutheran 65-60.

The Panthers, improving to 9-10 overall, got off to a slow start by trailing Calvary Lutheran 29-28 at the half and 48-45 after three quarters of play before rallying back with a 20-12 advantage in the final period for the win.

Prairie Home coach Trever Huth said the boys played up and down the whole game but got it together in the fourth quarter when it counted. "We stepped up our defense and made them turn the ball over late and that really sparked us to take the lead," Huth said. "We definitely won this game at the free-throw line. Going 25 of 28 at the line is something special so hopefully we can keep that moving into district play."

Blane Petsel led three players in double figures for Prairie Home with 24 points along with four rebounds, four steals and three assists. Jason Burnett finished the game with 14 points, three rebounds and two steals while Hunter Shuffield added 12 points, four rebounds, two steals and two assists, Oliver Lock seven points, four rebounds, four assists and one steal, Peyton Pitts five points, three rebounds and one steal and Dillon Alpers with three points, two rebounds and one steal.