Archive for Thursday, January 27, 2011

Basehor-Linwood girls struggle to 7th-place finish at tourney

January 27, 2011

While it wasn’t the game they wanted to play in, the Basehor-Linwood girls basketball team liked the result on Saturday.

BLHS defeated Fort Scott 50-43 on Saturday, snapping a two-game losing streak and finishing seventh in the Basehor-Linwood Basketball Invitational.

Macyn Sanders played her best game of the season, finishing with 16 points to lead all scorers. She was aggressive with the basketball, attacking the hoop and either drawing a foul or scoring a layup.

“She shot a lot of foul shots and was attacking the basket,” coach Noah Simpson said. “Today was the first time we had seen that this year, and it worked well.”

Sanders also gave the team a lift late in the game. After the Bobcats led by 17 points in the third quarter, Fort Scott cut the lead to three points with two minutes to play in the fourth quarter. However, Sanders hit a jump shot that gave Basehor-Linwood momentum and calmed the team down.

The Bobcats went to work, making free throws late in the game to preserve the victory.

Courtney Poe made a couple free throws in the closing minutes. She finished with 7 points.

Megan Bergstrom joined Sanders in double figures, finishing with 15 points. She picked up four fouls during the third quarter, but managed to play the rest of the game without fouling out, which was a positive sign for the team, Simpson said.

Also for BLHS, Bailey Hooker scored 6 points, Jamie Johnson had 3, Amanda O’Bryan scored 2 and Shelby Equels added 1.

The Bobcats were intense to start the game, and led 19-8 at the end of the first quarter. The two teams each scored eight points in the second quarter, and Basehor-Linwood led 27-16 at halftime. Basehor-Linwood built a 17-point lead in the third quarter before they allowed Fort Scott back into the game.

Basehor-Linwood next plays at 6 p.m. Friday at Lansing.

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