Bobcats take down St. James
Tanner Bowers scored 17 points and led Basehor-Linwood to a 59-49 win over St. James Academy on Thursday.
Bowers also played tough defense against St. James Academy's Mike Huppe and didn't allow him to take the game over.
Bowers' performance was part of a stellar game for the Bobcats, who avenged an earlier loss to the Thunder in the Central Heights Tournament championship game.
St. James Academy also defeated Basehor-Linwood in sub-state competition last season.
"They make you play more disciplined," McBride said. "This is the most disciplined my team has played probably in 13 years."
Players executed the game plan and scouting report that had been discussed Wednesday in practice.
"We hit big shots all night long, got up by four in fourth quarter, kept running our offense and pushing the lead up," McBride said. "You have to be focused to beat a team like that; we went over good scouting report and followed it."
Chandler Schaake also turned in a solid performance in the game with 8 points.
"Chandler Schaake did a great job of running the floor and answered my challenge from the other night; he came in and ran the floor all night long," McBride said.
In addition, Ryan Murphy scored 9 points.
With the win, Basehor-Linwood advances to play Park Hill in the tournament championship game on Saturday.
"We get to try and defend our home tournament title and play Park Hill," McBride said. "They give teams problems because of athleticism, but it is another tough game to get us ready for sub-state."