Senior night a success for BLHS girls in 62-35 win against Turner
The Basehor-Linwood girls basketball team capped the home portion of their schedule and sent their three seniors, Jamie Johnson, Samantha Rutherford and Kara Stephens, out on a high note with a 62-35 win against Turner on Friday.
The Bobcats built a slim lead after the first quarter and pushed it to double-digits by the half. Turner made a push in the third, but the Bobcats were up to the task of fighting off the charge and taking control in the later stages of the second half.
"Turner was hanging around and made a run, but things really opened up for us in the fourth," BLHS coach Jason Tatkenhorst said. "They did a good job against Jamie (Johnson), but she was able to get other players involved which really helped us offensively."
Victoria Smith led BLHS with 17 points, nine of which came in the fourth quarter. Johnson, who set a new school record for three-pointers made in season with (40) in the win, scored nine points as did Courtney Payne.
"It was really a cool way for the seniors to end their home career," Tatkenhorst said.
The Bobcats (7-11) are at Piper on Tuesday before ending the regular season on Friday at Mill Valley.