Archive for Wednesday, January 23, 2013

BSHS boys downed in Baldwin title game, will hold benefit Tuesday

January 23, 2013

For the fourth straight year, the Bonner Springs boys basketball team met Baldwin in the championship game of the Baldwin Invitational.

On Saturday, however, Bonner Springs’ luck ran out. Baldwin broke the Braves’ streak of Baldwin Invitational championships after it handed the Braves a 40-37 overtime defeat.

BSHS (5-7, 1-5 in the Kaw Valley League) did take a 22-17 halftime lead before Baldwin rallied to tie the game at 37-37 at the end of regulation.

From there, three points proved the difference as the Bulldogs were able to hold the Braves scoreless in the extra period.

Senior Austen Twombley led all scorers with 15 points and junior Jonathan Jackson added eight — the pair were later honored with selections to the all-tournament team. Also on Saturday, senior Tyler Howell scored six points, all in the second half.

The Braves returned to league play on Wednesday with a trip to Piper in a game that took place after press time. For results, visit bonnersprings.com.

Coming together for a cure

When the BSHS boys and girls basketball teams return home to play host to Turner on Tuesday, the two communities will also join together for a cause. The game will be the annual Coming Together for a Cure night, which will be preceded by a two-hour chili feed and cinnamon roll dinner to raise money for the Haley Bernard’s family. Haley was diagnosed with Leukemia in October.

The $5 dinner will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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