Archive for Wednesday, February 20, 2008

BSHS girls put end to skid

February 20, 2008

For all the nights this season when the Bonner Springs girls basketball team has been at the receiving ends of blowout losses, this was their turn to have some fun.

The Braves' elixir on what could be called a long season, a cure for what ails a team that begins substate play in 10 days and hadn't won a game since the Basehor-Linwood Invitational back in January

None of that mattered on Monday as the Braves defeated Perry-Lecompton 59-22.

"Yeah, it has been a long time since we had a win, it was the middle of the season," coach Clay Oakes said. "I am happy for the girls. It has been tough to get a win. Things start to snowball and it becomes tough to get it."

The Braves played suffocating defense in the second and third quarters. They forced turnovers and made buckets.

"We ran a press and they didn't handle it very well," Oakes said. "The offense flowed well. I am pretty happy with a win."

On offense, Bonner Springs drilled three pointers throughout the game and made layups.

Bonner Springs started the second quarter on a 5-2 run with Erica Smith scoring all five points when a timeout was called with 5:38 left in the second quarter.

The Braves went on to outscore the Kaws 15-6 in the period and the score was 25-12 entering halftime.

The officials had called 14 fouls at halftime.

Bonner Springs played a press defense that gave Perry-Lecompton fits most of the basketball game.

In the second half, Bonner Springs started off on a 18-2 run and scored 24 points in the quarter. The score was 49-18 at the end of the third.

The Braves went on to finish with 10 points in the fourth quarter to win the game.

Kelsey Stanbrough led the Braves with 26 points, including a school record eight goals from three-point range. Erica Smith scored 10 points in the game and also hit a three in the game.

Chelsea Crough made a pair of threes and finished with six points in the game. Felishia Leipard also scored six points. Lynsey Ostman scored four points and Espinoza scored two along with Holly Luke.

On Tuesday, the girls made it two in a row with a 53-45 victory over Santa Fe Trail

The lead seesawed throughout the game, but the Braves outscored Santa Fe Trail 10-2 in overtime to secure the victory.

Stanbrough again led all scorers, this time with 17 points.

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