by Brian Turrel
The Bonner Springs Lady Braves defeated Turner High School 51-29 Friday night in Bonner Springs.
Bonner used accurate entry passes to get layups and short jumpers inside for Hallie Hoffine and Kim Whetstone. On the other end of the court, Turner was not able to get its offense going, passing the ball around the perimeter, but limited by Bonner’s defense from getting inside effectively.
The Lady Braves held the advantage from the start, running out to a 17-8 first quarter lead, and extending it to 30-13 by halftime. With the outcome decided, both coaches looked to build bench experience by substituting generously at the end.
Hoffine led Bonner Springs with 17 points, followed by Whetstone with 15. Turner got 11 points from Lanita McDonald. Three of her four made baskets were from outside the arc. Junior reserve Lillian Hamilton came on in the fourth quarter for Turner and posted 7 points in those limited minutes.
The teams are now tied at 3-4 in the Kaw Valley League standings. The Lady Bears will play next against Bishop Ward on Tuesday at Kansas City Kansas Community College. Bonner Springs will head to Piper on Friday to take on the undefeated Lady Pirates.