Bobcats sweep Braves in rivalry showdown
The Basehor-Linwood boys led by 19 points entering the fourth quarter, but had to withstand a furious comeback by rival Bonner Springs for a 76-73 win.
The Bobcats (13-2, 8-1 Kaw Valley League) took a 55-36 lead into the final period, but the Braves (5-10, 2-7) got red hot from beyond the 3-point arc down the stretch. They hit eight treys in the final eight minutes — four by Zshavon Dotson — and racked up 37 points in the quarter. However, BLHS did just enough on offense to escape with its third win in five days.
BLHS seemingly took control early when it raced out to a 23-11 lead after one quarter. The Bobcats continued to pile it on before halftime, extending their lead to 15 at the break, 40-25. They lead grew to 19 in the third before the Braves' mounted their comeback attempt.
Bonner Springs' Antonio Roark led all scorers with 23 points, while Basehor-Linwood's Patrick Muldoon finished with 22. In total, seven players reached double figures in the contest.
With the win, BLHS stayed one game behind undefeated Lansing in the league standings. The Bobcats can force a tie for first when they host the Lions on Tuesday. Bonner Spring will also be at home Tuesday against Mill Valley.
Score by quarters
Bonner Springs 11 14 11 37 — 73
Basehor-Linwood 23 17 15 21 — 76
BONNER SPRINGS — Antonio Roark 23, Zshavon Dotson 19, Brenden Dotson 14, Jordan Jackson 10, Travis Dooley 3, Jonah Freese 2, Aaron McGee 2.
BASEHOR-LINWOOD — Patrick Muldoon 22, Chase Younger 18, Tim Sanders 10, Jahron McPherson 9, JP Downing 9, Zach McNabb 5, Joe Gorman 3.
BASEHOR-LINWOOD GIRLS 51, BONNER SPRINGS 47
Victoria Smith scored a game-high 15 points and the Basehor-Linwood girls held on for a four-point victory against Bonner Springs.
BLHS (11-4, 7-2 KVL) entered the second half with a 31-21 lead, but the Braves (11-4, 7-2) cut the deficit to five at the end of the third. The Bobcats weathered the comeback in the fourth to avenge a 56-47 loss they suffered Dec. 17 at BSHS.
Amber Garver and Madison McDowell joined Smith in double figures with 13 and 12 points, respectively. Julianne Jackson scored 12 and Mikaela Bennett 10 to lead the Braves.
The Bobcats and Braves are now tied for second in the KVL standings. They are two games behind Piper, which hasn't lost in league play.
Score by quarters
Bonner Springs 13 8 16 10 — 47
Basehor-Linwood 11 20 11 9 — 51
BONNER SPRINGS — Julianne Jackson 12, Mikaela Bennett 10, Caitlin Reed 8, Abrise Sims 6, Miyah Hightower 5, Kyliea Jarrett 5, Morgan Lawrence 1.
BASEHOR-LINWOOD — Victoria Smith 15, Amber Garver 13, Madison McDowell 12, Alex Gorman 5, Courtney Payne 2, Marriah Clayton 2, Ryann Smith 1, Sara Ford 1.