Archive for Wednesday, December 26, 2007

BLHS girls basketball team defeats Lansing for road win

December 26, 2007

The Basehor-Linwood girls basketball team remained undefeated against Lansing.

The Bobcats dispensed of Lansing High School, 54-35, for a win that sends them into the holiday break with a 6-0 record.

Basehor-Linwood trailed early in the first quarter, as Lansing seemed to be shaking its season-long shooting slump.

The slump returned in the second quarter as Lions' players failed to knock down shots.

Basehor-Linwood shook off an early five-point deficit, took the lead midway through the second quarter and then pulled away early in the second half for a 54-35 victory.

Cassie Lombardino, Basehor's 6-foot-3 center and Washburn University signee, picked up two quick fouls and spent most of the first half on the bench.

Lansing capitalized by taking an early lead. Brittney Lang scored all seven of the Lions' points in the quarter, but the Bobcats rallied and tied the game.

Basehor-Linwood's defense, which has been able to shut down opponents throughout the season, did so again against Lansing in the second quarter.

The Bobcats forced turnovers and Lansing struggled to shoot the basketball.

Basehor-Linwood outscored Lansing14-5 in the quarter and led 21-12 at halftime.

Lombardino returned to the game in the third quarter, and she quickly asserted herself by scoring 12 points in the quarter. Basehor took a 16-point lead into the fourth quarter. Despite 10 points by Katie Nietzke in the final stanza, Lansing was unable to rally.

Lombardino finished with a game-high 17 points for BLHS, which improved to 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the Kaw Valley League.

Nietzke led LHS with 13 points and Lang had 10. LHS fell to 3-3 overall and 1-2 in the league.

The Bobcats next game is at 6 p.m. Jan. 8 against Bishop Ward High School.Basehor-Linwood will return to practice on Friday.

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