BDS Girls 9-2; No. 6 In WC Points

Published on Tuesday, 12 January 2016 16:51
Written by thenebraskasigna

On Thursday, January 7, the Bruning-Davenport/Shickley Lady Eagles traveled to Sutton to take on the Class C-2 state-rated Fillies.  The Fillies came out of the gate shooting lights out to start the game and continued their sharp shooting the rest of the contest.   Sutton led 29-15 at intermission.
"They just weren’t missing shots and that can deflate a team in a hurry especially when you can’t put the ball through the hoop," BDS head coach Shana Gerberding said.    "We were getting good shots but they just wouldn’t fall."  
Sutton finished the game shooting 53 percent on the night compared to the Eagles 21 percent.  The Fillies also limited BDS to single digits each quarter en route to the 46-27 victory.
"Pretty tough to beat," said Gerberding of the shooting stats.  "We just have to learn from this and keep working to get better every day."
Lexi Kadel scored eight points in the loss and Catherine Mick added seven.  Carley Elznic tossed in four points and both Megan Grote and Brice Ardissono had three. Tristen Mosier and McKenna Schardt both sank a free throw.
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On Friday, January 8, the Lady Eagles hosted the Giltner Lady Hornets.  Giltner started the game off attacking the basket and knocking down some shots early shooting 40 percent in the quarter.  The Eagles found themselves tied at 10 after the first period of play.
"We switched up our defense to start the second quarter which gave the Hornets trouble," Gerberding said. "Catherine Mick found her shot and made eight of the Eagles' 12 points in the second quarter.  Catherine shot the ball really well in the game.  She was 50 percent from beyond the arc and 6-for-6 from inside the arc.  Our defensive effort put a lot of pressure on Giltner’s offense and took them out of their rhythm they had in the first quarter."
BDS led the contest 22-14 at halftime and maintained a comfortable advantage in the second half in the 39-26 win.
Mick tossed in a game-high 21 points in the victory.  Kadel added a half dozen and Schardt, Mosier, Grote and Elznic all contributed three points on January 8.

Going into this week's MUDECAS tournament in Beatrice, the Eagles will take on the Exeter-Milligan Timberwolves on Monday, January 11.  The winner of the contest will take on, more than likely, Falls City Sacred Heart on Thursday, January 13, in an A Division semi-final contest.