RIVALRY NIGHT: Bonner Springs hoops at Basehor-Linwood
Within hours, the regular season will come to a close in exciting fashion. The Bonner Springs boys and girls basketball teams will head to Basehor-Linwood in a pair of matchups that could very well foreshadow next week's sub-state action.
For a full look at each team's sub-state schedule, check out yesterday's post on the topic.
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The girls tip off at 6 p.m. and the boys are scheduled to follow at 7:30 p.m. — depending on the duration of the opener, the boys may tip off a few minutes later than scheduled.
Let's catch up on each team's performances heading into Friday's action.
- The Basehor-Linwood girls picked up a big win on Tuesday, defeating Turner 74-36. Despite an injured Jaimie Johnson being kept off the court in recent weeks, the Bobcats have rallied to twice score more than 70 points. Against 18-1 Bonner Springs on Friday, that might be tough.
- The Braves' girls basketball team received big contributions from senior Yessenia Hernandez and junior Anna Deegan. Playing in what would be her final regular-season home game, Hernandez scored 18 points. Deegan also had 18 in the girls' 61-41 victory. Bonner Springs' one-point loss to Mill Valley to end its perfect season, may have been more of a blessing than a curse as the girls have trained their focus on being ublemished in the postseason. “When we lost the whole pressure relieved itself,” Hernandez said.
- The Basehor-Linwood boys clinched a share of the Kaw Valley League title on Tuesday. On the road against Turner, the Bobcats avoided a trap game and emerged with a 75-56 victory. Ryan Murphy scored 24 points, and Colin Murphy added 18. The two will be among four seniors honored during Basehor-Linwood's senior night Friday.
- Bonner Springs is looking more and more like a team to be reckoned with in sub-state, making Friday night's game an interesting one to watch. During the Braves' own senior night, the team had little trouble dispatching Bishop Ward, 77-51.