BP girls continue unbeaten season
It is still early in the season, but the Awesome Blossom girls are beginning to think they may have something special. The team earned number four without a loss in convincing fashion 65-46 at New Richland Friday Dec. 13.
Defense got a lot of credit for the win, although the offense gave a good performance.
“We won a big conference game in convincing fashion tonight,” remarked Coach John Bruns. ”We were able to make them take tough shots all night, and we kept them out of their fast break game. Offensively, we got big contributions from several players at big moments.”
Megan Oswald led the scoring with 25 points, and Julia Worke and Bobbie Bruns counted 13 and 11 respectively. Allison Krohnberg had a big first half, scoring 8 points, including two treys. Sidney Schultz and Teagan Sutter had 11 and 10 points for the Panthers. “Overall, it was a great team win for the Blossoms who are 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the conference,” concluded Bruns.
Both the BP JV team and the C team lost to NRHEG in the prelims. The JV team fell to the Panthers 45-25, after falling behind 26-12 at the half. NRHEG really moved the ball well,” commented Coach Cory Hendrickson, “and we got out of position often. They also played really tough defense.”
The C team dropped close contest 34-33 to drop its record to 1-1. The JV team fell to 3-1. Anna KIttelson scored 8 points and Shawntee Snyder 6 in the JV game, and Snyder and Hannah Hammersma both had 12 points in the C games.
BP notches third
A fast start enabled the Awesome Blossom girls to notch win number 3 at Maple River Tuesday, Dec. 10. The Blossoms built a 34-9 edge before the Eagles got untracked and ended the half on a 9-2 run.
Play got a little ragged in the second half, but the locals were able to control the game and never let MR closer than 10 points. Worke and Bobbie Bruns combined for 19 first half points, and then Megan Oswald carried the team with 12 points in the second half.
“We jumped to an early lead,” commented Coach Bruns, and held it until just before the half when Maple River outscored the locals 9-2. “We controlled the second half and never let the home team get closer than 10 points.”
Oswald led all scorers in the game with 16 points, but Julia Worke had 14, and Bobbie Bruns added 9. Claire McGregor counted 13 for MR The Blossoms made 5 treys to 0 for the Eagles and made 10 of 12 free throws in the game. BP led 36-18 at the break.
The JV team also stayed unbeaten with a nail-biting 30-29 victory over the Eagles. Anna Pauly had 11 points for the Blossoms and Emily miller and Macy Lembke added 6 and 5 points respectively.