BV girls come up short in second ESD loss game in two days
February 05. 2014 10:25AM
Saturday night was déjà vu for the Lady Lynx – only this time, the repeat occurrence came on the road. After leading through the first half against Watertown, the Arrows out-scored Brandon Valley 26-17 in the second half to claim a 46-40 Eastern South Dakota Conference win.
That same scenario unfolded in the Lynx gym the night prior against Pierre.
Lynx head coach Mark Stadem said his team’s 3-10 record doesn’t reflect the effort the girls have been putting forth.
“The girls are playing hard,” he assured. “We just have to keep working on our communication. These are a couple of tough losses, but we must learn and grow from them to be ready by tournament time.”
Brandon Valley led at the end of the first and second quarters, 16-10 and 23-20. But the Arrows came back in the third to outscore the Lady Lynx 15-7. Although Brandon Valley added 10 points to their tally in the fourth, Watertown netted nine en route to the six-point conference victory.
Carley Kueter was the scoring leader for the second night in a row. The Lady Lynx junior put up 14 points and got help in that stat from senior Lexi Hoover, who finished with 10 points. Taylor Thorson tossed in four.
Brandon Valley shot 30 percent from the floor, 13-44, and were 8-for-18 (56 percent) at the free throw line.
For Watertown, Danielle Duncan had 12 points.
Sydnie Buchheim and Kueter both clamped on to four of the team’s 19 rebounds. Hoover and Kara Schroeder each had three.
The Lady Lynx also had three assists, a trio of steals and kept their turnovers in check at 13.
Brandon Valley travels to Harrisburg Thursday night and next Tuesday are on the road at Yankton before returning to the Lynx court for a series of three home games.
BV 16 23 30 40
Watertown 10 20 35 46
Brandon Valley: Minniya Wilson 0 0 0-0 0; Lexi Hoover 1 2 2-2 10; Kara Schroeder 1 0 1-1 3; Taylor Thorson 1 0 2-2 4; Sydnie Buchheim 1 0 1-2 3; Elsie Zajicek 0 0 0-0 0; Becca Long 0 1 0-2 3; Hannah Paauw 0 0 0-0 0; Lilli Jasper 0 0 0-0 0; Kasara Pollema 0 1 0-0 3; Carley Kueter 5 0 4-9 14. Totals: 9 4 10-18 40.