Archive for Saturday, January 14, 2012

Bonner Springs boys basketball tops Turner, but not without bruises

January 14, 2012, 12:48 a.m.

Updated: January 19, 2012, 12:00 a.m.


• Bonner Springs 58, KC Turner 47

• SM South 43, SM Northwest 32

• DeSoto 67, Louisburg 36

• McLouth 71, Doniphan West 67

• Osawatomie 53, Wellsville 44

• Ottawa 49, Eudora 40

• Olathe East 64, Olathe North 35

• Olathe Northwest 62, Lawrence Free State 38

• SM East 46, SM West 26

Members of the Bonner Springs and Turner boys basketball teams might have some bruises and soreness after last night’s game.

The game was filled with fouls, players hitting the floor in pursuit of loose basketballs and numerous free throws taken on a night when fans wore pink and both schools used basketball to raise money for cancer.

At one point in the game, Joseph Dooley popped his shoulder out of the socket after contact on a foul shot. He gingerly walked himself off the court before popping it back into place off the court.

“I thought it was a hard fought game,” coach Andy Price said.

Hard ought games, though, typically feel better when you win as was the case for Bonner Springs.

The Braves won the game 58-47.

“Turner is getting much better each year,” Price said. “They have a lot of young players that are going to help them in the next few years.”

While Turner continues to get better, Bonner Springs won the game with a balanced scoring attack.

Jordan Jackson led all scorers with 15 points, JJ Jackson scored 12 and BJ Watson finished with 11 points in the game.

“We are a balanced team and pretty unselfish with how we score the ball,” Price said.

The Braves built a double digit lead in the second quarter by outscoring the Bears 19-9. The score was 37-24 at the end of the first half.

In the second half, Bonner Springs put the game away by outscoring Turner 16-7 to lead 53-31 entering the fourth quarter.

“We were able to start the second half on a big run and put the game away,” Price said.

In the fourth quarter, Bonner Springs played a lot of its bench players and was outscored 16-5.

The Bears were led in scoring by Nick Rodriguez who finished with 14 points and Eric Dougherty who finished 11 points. De’Andre Fenrick scored 9 points and Will McKinght scored six points.

With the win, Bonner Springs improves to 5-3 on the season.

Bonner Springs plays in the Baldwin Invitational against Anderson County at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

“We are a healthy team once again and getting some depth on defense,” Price said. “I think we are in a spot where we can get on a good wining streak.

The two schools came together to raise more than $3,000 for breast cancer awareness and the gym was filled with pink.

The two teams came together for the cure as both team’s dance team’s played at halftime of the basketball game.


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