Bobcat girls down Sumner, improve to 2-0
The Basehor-Linwood girls are off to a 2-0 start after a 49-19 drubbing Tuesday at Sumner Academy.
The Bobcat defense set the tone early, limiting Sumner to a single point in the first quarter. The game was the first of the year for the Sabres, which BLHS coach Jason Tatkenhorst said could have affected their scoring.
“Sumner had a lot of turnovers that they’re probably not going to have normally,” Tatkenhorst said. “It helped us having another game under our belt.”
Victoria Smith and Amber Garver led the Bobcats with eight points each. Smith also led the team with 16 points in a 57-28 win at Bishop Ward.
BLHS will open the home portion of its schedule at 5:45 p.m. Friday against sixth-ranked Topeka-Hayden, then travel Tuesday to rival Bonner Springs.
“This is where it gets real tough,” Tatkenhorst said. “We believe we’re better, but Friday and Tuesday is when everybody will see if we’re better or not.”