Basehor girls punish Tonganoxie with 3-pointers in 74-53 victory
The Basehor-Linwood girls basketball team buried 10 3-pointers and pasted Tonganoxie, 74-53, on Tuesday night at THS.
Chieftains coach Randy Kraft said he was expecting the Bobcats (6-6 overall, 3-2 Kaw Valley League) to hit some long-range shots, but one BLHS player’s performance caught THS (5-7, 3-2) off guard.
Junior Shelby Equels, who wasn’t known for her stroke, knocked down four treys and scored 14 points.
Kraft said the Chieftains knew such a show was possible, but figured it would come from Basehor-Linwood senior Cassy Bever, who didn’t disappoint with four treys of her own and 18 points.
But the overall barrage (junior Courtney Poe and freshman Jamie Johnson also hit from deep) was too much for THS.
“If somebody shoots 10-of-18, it’s pretty tough to beat them on a night like that,” Kraft said.
THS also had no answer for Bobcats junior Megan Bergstrom inside, and she finished with a game-high 24 points.
Poe finished with 11 points and Johnson added 7 in the victory.
The Bobcats never trailed in the game. They led 16-10 after the first quarter and 34-21 at halftime.
BLHS played host to Turner on Wednesday. Results were unavailable at press time.