Basketball Roundup: Bradley Dominates McMinn Again, 53-39

Notre Dame, Boyd-Buchanan Split

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - by special to The Chattanoogan.com

Bradley Central’s Bearettes, bouncing back from their only loss of the season, raced to a 22-point halftime lead en route to a 53-39 victory over McMinn County on Tuesday and in the process ran their District 5-3A winning streak to 55 straight games.

Bearettes coach Jason Reuter is now 23-0 against the Lady Cherokees and 109-4 against all district opponents eight-plus seasons. Only Walker Valley (3 wins) and Cleveland (1) have ever beaten a Reuter-led Bradley squad.

Cleveland is the last team to beat Bradley Central, posting a 49-40 win at Cleveland on Dec. 12, 2014.

Anna Roberts scored a game-high 18 points to lead the Bearettes, who went 18 for 39 for 46.2 percent from the field. Bradley (7-1, 1-0) had a 33-19 rebounding edge with Anna Walker grabbed nine, Kaleigh Hughes seven and Roberts six.

Bradley committed 22 turnovers, a lingering problem this season, and Jamaryn Blair had five and Walker four. The Bearettes hit 6 of 16 3-pointers with Roberts and Walker each hitting two. They were 11 of 12 (91.7 percent) from the free-throw line

McMinn County (5-4, 1-1) was led by Kaitlynn Hennessee’s 13 points and five rebounds. She also had five steals, two assists and three turnovers. The Lady Cherokees went 10 for 34 (29.4 percent) from the floor and hit just 1 of 11 (9.1 percent) from 3-point distance.

Girls Summaries

Bradley Central                               16 18 11 8 – 53

McMinn County                               8 4 9 18 – 39

Bradley Central (53) – Hughes 6, Anna Roberts 18, Blair 4, Walker 8, Lombard 6, Reuter, Carman, Mayo 3, Barnes 8, Hullender, Falcon.

McMinn County (39) – Burns 7, Kaitlyn Hennessee 13, Green 6, Schiestel, Baxter 6, Dankworth 5, Manney 2.

3-Point Goals – Bradley Central 6 (Roberts 2, Blair 2, Hughes 1, Mayo 1), McMinn County 1 (Green 1).

Notre Dame 17 7 7 9 - 40

Boyd Buchanan 2 6 4 9 - 21

Notre Dame (40) Kate Ford 21, MacKenzie Johnson 13, Campbell 4, Sparks 2

Boyd Buchanan (21) Gardenhire 6, Reeves 4, Hill 4, Balthrop 3, A. Taylor 2, Dawson 2

3 point goals: Notre Dame 4 (Kate Ford); Boyd Buchanan 1 (Macy Balthrop)

Boyd Buchanan  4-6  0-3 DII East 2A
Notre Dame  2-4  1-0 DII East 2A

Boys Scoring Summary:  

Notre Dame 18 9 13 4 - 44 

Boyd Buchanan 24 3 5 15 - 47         

Notre Dame (44) Derwin Lewis 18, Cal Price 13, Nelson 7, Osbourne 2, Smith 2, Wilkerson 2

Boyd Buchanan (47) Ian Johnson 14, Will Emrey 10, Oliver 7, Evans 6, Covington 5, C. Johnson 3, Edmondson 2

3 point goals: Notre Dame 6 (Derwin Lewis 4, Cal Price 2); Boyd Buchanan 5 (Ian Johnson 2, Oliver, C Johnson, Covington)

Records
Notre Dame   2-5  0-1 DII East 2A
Boyd Buchanan   9-1   3-0 DII East 2A

 


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