Basehor-Linwood girls defeat Mill Valley
Bobcats pass another test with victory
Basehor-Linwood's girls basketball players passed another test on Friday with a 49-46 win over Mill Valley.
All they needed was a clutch performance from Cassie Lombardino and a solid finish to the game.
Basehor-Linwood defeated Mill Valley 49-46 on Friday, using a 5-2 run late in the fourth quarter to hold down the victory.
With three minutes left in the quarter Michelle Chrisman hit a three-point shot that made the score 40-37. Mill Valley turned the ball over on its next possession, and Basehor-Linwood scored another field goal to lead 42-37.
The Jaguars didn't make a shot on three consecutive possessions before Kelsey O'Hara made a field goal.
Lombardino led Basehor-Linwood with 23 points. She was able to hit big shots when the Bobcats needed them. She also blocked numerous shots in the game, and managed not to get in major foul trouble.
Down the stretch of the game, the Bobcats made five of seven fouls shots during that period of play to win the game.
Mill Valley answered with a three-point basket by Becky Newhouse and the score was 49-46.
The Jaguars fouled on their next possession and Ashley Jeannin went to the foul line. She missed both free throws of the two-shot foul.
Mill Valley had a couple three attempts at the end of the game, but couldn't hit them.
Basehor won the game.
"This was a huge test for us, playing Mill Valley is always a test for us," coach Noah Simpson said. "We had some big free throws to win the game."
Coach Diana Krull said she was pleased with how team played against Basehor-Linwood, but said the players have to be able to knock down shots late in the game.
"I think a couple of possessions got us," she said.
The team had good looks but just couldn't finish.
"I think we played outstanding tonight," she said. "I am pleased with how we played tonight, just the outcome is not in our favor. I think the key is the confidence level of our girls lately. We have a whole new level of confidence right now."
Newhouse led Mill valley with 13 points. O'Hara scored eight and Kaitlen Stacy scored six points. Allie Graviette scored six points and Whitney Harman scored eight in the game.
Basehor-Linwood's other scorers were Chrisman, 12; Amber Jeannin, 4; Ashley Jeannin, 3; Bergstrom, 3; Koontz, 2; Hooks, 2.