BSHS rally falls short at Basehor
For three quarters and a half on Friday, the Bonner Springs boys basketball team kept trying to rally Basehor-Linwood.
The Bobcats would jump ahead and then Bonner Springs would try and rally.
The score was 38-31 at the end of the third quarter. The Braves started the fourth quarter on an 8-2 run and the score was 42-38.
"We played hard," coach Ryan Hull said. "We went hard and kept getting caught up, then they would stretch it out again, then we would get caught up and they would pull away. That is the story of our season."
Friday's story ended with Basehor-Linwood's 13-3 run in the fourth quarter to win the game 55-41.
Tanner Swafford scored points on three consecutive possessions to give his team a 50-41 lead and control of the basketball game.
"It was for the league championship and a game we didn't want to give it up," Swafford said.
"Basehor-Linwood won its second consecutive KVL title after Perry-Lecompton lost to Lansing.
Swafford led all scorers with 21 points. Anthony Pierce scored 14 points. The Bobcats other scorers were Jacob Schierbaum, 9; Scott Ogilvie, 4; Alex Ziegler, 5; Chandler Schaake, 2.
The Bobcats started the game with a scoring run and led 15-11 at the end of the first quarter.
Bonner Springs tied the game at 15 in the second quarter on a Tyler Jock 3-pointer.
The Bobcats answered with an 8-0 run as Pierce made two shots from three-point range and a layup. BLHS led 25-19 at half.
Basehor-Linwood built a 10-point lead early in the third quarter and the score was 38-29 at the end of it.
Bonner Springs used a 14-4 run in the fourth quarter to make it a 41-38 when Basehor pulled away.
Martin Birch led the Braves with 18 points. Bonner Springs' other scorers in the game were Ariel Adger, 5; L.T. Lee, 6; Jock, 8; Brian Newton, 2;
Bonner Springs play at Lansing at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the first round of substate. Results of the game will be available online at www.bonnersprings.com.