The Bunceton Lady Dragons basketball team is all about sharing the basketball.
So when four players scored in double figures Friday night against Jamestown in a 67-50 victory, head coach Mitch Hurt couldn’t have been happier with the way the Lady Dragons shared the wealth.
“This was a good conference win for us,” said Hurt. “We shared the ball very well, kept our turnovers down and did very well on the glass.  Our defense is still not where it needs to be, however, it is still getting better each and every game.  When we do steal a ball it usually becomes points for us as we are passing well in transition.”
Nobody could fault the Lady Dragons in the first half or the second half for that matter as Bunceton opened the game with 11 straight points to lead 17-10 after one and then outscored Jamestown 19-9 in the second quarter to extend the lead at the half by a score of 36-19.
Of course it didn’t hurt that Bunceton hit on 15 of 28 shots in the first half for 54 percent or that they forced 11 turnovers alone after two periods.
The second half was pretty much a carbon copy of the first as Bunceton outscored Jamestown 18-16 in the third and led by as much as 25 points after a layup by Emily Clevenger with 1:40 left to make it 52-27.
The Lady Dragons led Jamestown 54-35 after three and never let the lead get below 13 in the final period. The Lady Eagles also outscored Bunceton 15-13 in the fourth.
As for the scoring in the game, Lauren Wieland finished the game with a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds along with four steals and two assists.
Chloe Moser had 12 points, six rebounds, one steal and one assist while Taylor Burnett added 11 points, five assists, one rebound and one steal, Rachel Lenz 10 points, nine rebounds and three assists, Emily Clevenger eight points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals, Jenna Kahle seven points and one rebound and Skyler Shuffield with five assists, three rebounds and one steal.
For Jamestown, Angie McNay had 17 points.
As for the Bunceton boys, they had a tough night against a good Jamestown team while falling by a score of 85-37.
Although the Dragons wound up losing by 48 points, they were very much in the ballgame early on while playing the Eagles to a 5-5 tie with 5:54 left in the first.
However it was all Jamestown after that as the Eagles led 23-9 after one, 44-21 at the half and 73-32 after three. Meanwhile, in the final period, Jamestown outscored Bunceton 12-5.
Bunceton coach Mitch Hurt said this wasn’t a very good Senior Night for the Dragons. “We played poorly on the defensive end,” Hurt said. “We will have to buy into defense in a big way going forward. I think we can score enough to win but the margin for error is slim. We just have to play better defense.”
Clark Rohrbach led four players in double figures for Jamestown, 13-8, with 17 points. Isaac Imhoff had 16, Austin Flippin 15 and Garrett Wolfe with 13.
For Bunceton, who dropped to 2-16, Rylee Knapheide had 10 points, eight rebounds and one steal. Blake Petsel added nine points, four assists and three rebounds while Brayden Doyle had eight points, seven rebounds and two assists, David Knipp seven points, four rebounds and one steal and Riley Layne with seven rebounds.