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January 19, 2012

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Live Coverage: BSHS girls basketball vs. Sumner Academy

Join the conversation: Tweet at @BonnerSprings or @smontemayor, and follow the hashtag #BonnerSports

The Bonner Springs girls basketball team (8-0) will try to remain perfect when it plays host to Sumner Academy (4-6) at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The Braves are ranked No. 5 by MaxPreps.com in the state at 4-A and No. 28 overall.

Entering the game, Bonner Springs is second in scoring in the Kaw Valley League at 372 points, and is first in points allowed with 245.

Despite the disparity between the teams' win percentages, Sumner Academy is carrying some momentum of its own as it prepares to enter the Bonner Springs gymnasium.

Since losses to St. James Academy and Basehor-Linwood bookended winter break, The Sabres are winners of three straight and have outscored opponents 157-91 during that stretch.

Bonner Springs enters Thursday's game scoring 46.3 points-per-game to Sumner Academy's 34.9. In each major stat category, the Braves own the advantage — 32.1 rebounds-per-game to 17.9, 9.8 assists-per-game to 4.3, 11.9 steals-per-game to 6.1 and 4.4 blocks-per-game to 1.6.

Junior guard Anna Deegan leads the Braves in scoring with 14 points-per-game. Senior point guard Yessenia Hernandez leads the team in 4.1 steals-per-game and 3.1 assists-per-game.

Bonner Springs received a scare on Friday against Turner when it found itself down 25-17 at halftime. After Hernandez forced back-to-back turnovers to start the second half, the Braves went on an 11-0 run and never looked back, securing a 50-38 victory.

Senior forward Emily Wilson was held out of the lineup on Friday with an MCL sprain.

Follow Chieftain sports editor Stephen Montemayor's coverage of the game on Twitter at @bonnersprings and at @smontemayor, using the hashtag #BonnerSports. Live coverage will also appear on this page.

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