Basehor girls earn state berth
Basehor-Linwood used a game-ending 10-2 run and hit 8 of 10 free throws in the final 1:16 as the Bobcats pulled away late for a 46-37 victory against Baldwin in the Class 4A substate finals Saturday at BLHS.
Both teams struggled from the field throughout the first half. A 3-pointer at the buzzer by Baldwin freshman Kailyn Smith pulled the Bulldogs within 21-20 at halftime.
Basehor opened up a four-point lead early in the third quarter, but a four-point play by Smith tied the game at 26-26. The game remained close throughout the second half, and the Bobcats led 36-35 with 2:11 left before pulling away for the victory.
Megan Bergstrom led Basehor with 22 points. Smith and Allison Howard each scored 11 points to lead Baldwin.
Basehor (16-7) advances to the Class 4A state tournament on Wednesday at the Bicentennial Center in Salina.
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BASEHOR-LINWOOD GIRLS 46, BALDWIN 37
Baldwin 8 12 7 10 — 37
Basehor 7 14 11 14 — 46
Baldwin: Allison Howard 11, Kailyn Smith 11, Ramie Burkhart 5, Connor Twombly 2, Rachael Enick 2, Myranda Behrens 2, Katie Brecheisen 2, Katie Kehl 2.
Basehor: Megan Bergstrom 22, Cassy Bever 10, Courtney Poe 6, Shelby Equels 6, Jamie Johnson 2.
Records: Baldwin 15-8; Basehor 16-7.