Archive for Thursday, January 18, 2001

Bravettes open Basehor tourney with victory

January 18, 2001

The Bonner Springs Bravettes withstood a fourth period rally and took a 54-42 win over the Fort Scott Lady Tigers in the first round of the Basehor-Linwood tournament on Tuesday.

The Bravettes play Lincoln Prep Academy at 6 p.m. Thursday in the semi-final round. Lincoln Prep won its tournament opener on Tuesday, defeating Paseo Academy, 66-30.

"We came out a little flat," Bonner Springs head coach Garold Baker said, "but we didn't give up and got things going."

Bonner Springs held a 16- point lead going into the fourth period and had to thwart a mini-rally by Fort Scott in the final stanza. A free throw by Morgan McConico and a short jumper by Melissa Wiseman moved Bonner Springs to a 40-24 margin at the end of the third period.

Fort Scott went on a 10-4 run to cut the lead to 44-36 and cause some nervousness for the Bravettes' supporters. Amanda Berry swished a three-point set shot from the side to give Bonner Springs a 47-36 margin with 3:10 left to move the lead back to double figures. McConico hit a free throw and Berry added a follow shot at the 2:20 mark for a 50-36 lead and sealed the victory.

The Bravettes trailed in the first period thanks to chilly shooting and turnovers. They hit just four-of-12 in the opening period and saw Fort Scott build a 13-10 lead early in the second period.

Bonner Springs went on a 9-0 run to take a lead which they never relinquished. Andrea Dill gave the Bravettes a 14-13 lead when she hit a jumper from the high points. Berry added a follow shot, Alicia Forshey canned a set shot from the side and Lindsey Stanbrough added a free throw in the explosion.

Baskets by Dill and Wiseman in the final seconds of the half put Bonner Springs up, 23-16. Fort Scott had a dismal second quarter, scoring six points and hitting only two of seven from the field. They alternated between a 1-2-2 and a 2-1-2 zone, which caused Bonner Springs some problems.

"We don't drive well except for Morgan and we struggled a little in the first half," Baker said.

Bonner Springs pulled away in the third period paced by Berry's eight points. The Bravettes defense plagued Fort Scott as they hit only four-of-13.

Berry led the scoring for Bonner Springs with 23 points.

"Amanda (Berry) has played two awfully good games," Baker added.

For the game, Bonner Springs hit 24-of-50 for 48 percent, including going 18-for-23 in the second half. Fort Scott was 18-of-53 for 38 percent.

The win moved the Bravettes' record to 8-1 on the season.

Baker added that the girls are seeing the rewards for their hard work.

"They realize that 8-1 is a pretty darned good record," he continued.

Score by quarters:

Fort Scott 10 6 8 18 42

Bonner Springs 8 15 17 14 54

Bonner Springs scoring: Morgan McConico 3 2-4 1 8, Holly Thompson 1 0-1 1 2, Alicia Forshey 2 2-2 2 6, Melissa Wiseman 2 0-0 1 4, Katie Szewc 1 0-0 0 2, Lindsey Stanbrough 1 1-4 4 3, Amanda Berry 10 2-2 0 23, Andrea Dill 3 0-0 3 6. Totals: 24 7-13 13 54

Fort Scott scoring: Courtney Keating 5 1-2 3 11, Haley Willaims 0 0-0 0 0, Jami McKenney 0 0-0 0 0, Amy Cosens 5 1-2 5 12, Rachel Gant 2 0-0 1 4, Jennifer Leek 0 0-0 3 0, Nicole Brown 6 3-4 1 15, Maureen Lewis 0 0-0 0, Monica Reed 0 0-0 0. Totals: 18 5-8 16 42

Three point goals: Berry; Cosens.

Bonner Springs individual stats: Rebounds 23 (Dill 5, McConico 4, Forshey 3, Wiseman 3, Berry 3, Stanbrough 3, Thompson 2); Assists 15 (McConico 6, Forshey 6, Thompson 2, Berry); Steals 11 (McConico 3, Dill 2, Berry 2, Forshey 2, Thompson, Wiseman); Blocks 1 (Thompson).


Clutch free throws by Morgan McConico and Alicia Forshey and a fourth period scoring spree by Amanda Berry highlighted the Bonner Springs Bravettes 49-44 come-from-behind win over the visitingSumner Academy Lady Sabres last Thursday.

Coach Garold Baker characterized the game as "easily the best" the Bravettes had played and added they played "four good quarters."

Bonner Springs had to battle back from deficits throughout the game. Berry drilled two consecutive three-pointers in 24 seconds to give Bonner Springs a 40-35 lead at the 6:20 mark of the fourth period. Sumner cut the lead to 43-42 in the final two minutes. Berry answered with a short jumper on an in-bounds play converting a good feed from Forshey at 1:23.

Following a couple of turnovers, McConico was fouled and the sophomore point guard drained both free throws for a 47-42 lead. Sumner tried a three-pointer, but the attempt was blocked by Amanda Dill. The Lady Sabres controlled the loose ball and scored, cutting the lead to 47-44 lead with 15 seconds left. Forshey was quickly fouled and answered with two free throws to ice the win with 14 seconds left.

Berry had an outstanding game with 17 points, seven rebounds, three steals and one assist. McConico was in double figures with 13 points, six rebounds, three steals and two assists. Donica Jackson and Jessica Jackson led the scoring for Sumner with 10 points each.

Bonner Springs struggled from the field hitting 12-of-45 for 27 percent. The margin of victory came at the free throw line where they swished 22-of-35 for 62 percent. Sumner Academy was 16-of-51 from the field for 31 percent.

Score by quarters:

Sumner Academy 10 14 10 10 44

Bonner Springs 10 12 11 16 49

Bonner Springs scoring: Morgan McConico 1 11-14 3 13, Holly Thompson 0 0-0 0 0, Alicia Forshey 1 4-6 0 6, Melissa Wiseman 1 0-0 0 2, Katie Szewc 0 0-0 0 0, Holly Miller 0 0-0 0 0, Amanda Berry 6 2-4 2 17, Lindsey Stanbrough 2 4-10 1 8, Andrea Dill 1 1-1 4 3. Totals: 12 22-35 12 49.

Sumner Academy scoring: Rayna Boyd 3 0-0 4 6, Donica Jackson 3 4-7 4 10, Carla Moore 3 1-2 3 7, Audrina Rowe 0 0-0 4 0, Keyeran Calloway 0 1-2 1 1, DeShonte Cobin 3 0-0 1 8, Jessica Jackson 3 4-6 4 10, Muriel Donnel 1 0-0 1 2. Totals: 16 10-17 21 44.

Three-point goals: Berry 3; Cobin 3.

Bonner Springs stats: Rebounds 27 (Berry 7, Stanbrough 7, Dill 6, McConico 6, Wiseman); Assists 6 (McConico 2, Forshey, Berry, Stanbrough, Dill); Steals 9 (McConico 3, Berry 3, Thompson, Stanbrough, Dill); Blocks 2 (McConico, Dill).

Sumner Academy won the JV game, 35-29. Nyse Pinks led the scoring with 12 points.

Score by quarters:

Sumner Academy 8 15 10 2 35

Bonner Springs 9 6 4 15 29

Bonner Springs scoring: Jill Gardner 0 0-0 0 0, Bethany Gallagher 0 1-5 0 1, Nyse Pinks 4 2-10 4 12, Amittia Davis 2 0-4 1 4, Morgan Tuttle 1 2-5 1 4, Shayla Davis 1 0-1 2 2, Kate Szewc 0 0-2 1 0 0, Holly Miller 2 2-2 1 6, LaPourchea McConico 0 0-0 2 0, Cathy Yates 0 0-0 0 0. Totals: 10 7-28 12 29.

Three-point goals: Pinks 2

Sumner Academy won the frosh game, 45-39. Pinks led the scoring with 19 points.

Score by quarters:

Sumner Academy 7 16 5 17 45

Bonner Springs 3 10 15 11 39

Bonner Springs scoring: Liz Brown 4 0-0 3 8, Ashley McConico 0 1-2 2 1, Alexis Kimbrough 0 0-0 4 0, Nyse Pinks 6 7-14 3 19, Dori Dragush 0 0-0 0 0, Vicky Reynolds 0 0-0 0 0, Samantha Bond 3 0-0 3 6, Shayla Davis 2 1-2 3 5. Totals: 15 9-18 18 39.

Bravette Notes . . .

After the tournament, the Bravettes will have a week off. They will return to action on Monday, Jan. 29, at Turner.

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  • The Bonner Springs JV tournament will be held on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 22-23. Bonner Springs will play DeSoto at 7 p.m. on Monday. Gardner-Edgerton and Bishop Ward will open the tournament at 5:30 p.m.

The third place game will be at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, followed by the championship game.

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  • The championship game of the BLHS tournament is set for 6 p.m. on Saturday. The third place game will be played at 3 p.m.

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  • The Bonner Springs alumni night was held following the Bravettes-Sumner Academy game last week. All alumni were admitted without admission charge and pizza was served following the game.

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