Lady Purples overpower Lady Bears
The Lady Bears traveled to Bowling Green on Tuesday night to take on the powerful squad from Bowling Green High School. BG came into the game at 19-3 and owned an average margin of victory of well over 20 points.
Before the game BGHS Head Coach LaVonda Johnson had good things to say about the girls from Butler County. “I told my girls that they think they’re tough because we score a lot and have won some games. I pointed at your girls and told them that they’re really the tough ones. You’re young, you have probably your best player hurt, but you keep on playing and playing hard. That’s tough,” said Johnson.
Once the game started the time for being nice was over. The Lady Purples press constantly, as the BCHS girls found out first hand. BCHS stayed with the Lady Purples for the game’s first four minutes, prompting Coach Johnson to call a timeout to settle her team after BCHS found a way to break the pressure. The score was 9-5 BGHS when Johnson called the timeout.
Whatever the coach said worked. After the timeout the Lady Purples went on a 31-2 run for the remainder of the first half. At the break the Lady Purples were in control by a score of 40-7.
The BGHS girls came out at full speed to open the second half. Behind the play of Brittany Vaughn who led all scorers with 25 the Lady Purples rolled after the break. In the end the BGHS team was just too much and cruised to a one-sided 71-13 final score.
After the game Coach Clark said that she hadn’t been more proud of her girls than she was on Tuesday night. Clark pointed out that despite the one-sided score that all of the Lady Bears played hard until the final buzzer.
The Lady Bears will be in action Thursday night in their final home game against Apollo, and on Saturday at Allen-County Scottsville High School.
BUTLER COUNTY SCORING (Unofficial)
Flener-4, Graham-4, Drake-3, Easley-2
Score by quarter
BCHS 5 2 4 2 13
BGHS 16 24 17 14 71
Joe Morris, Beech Tree News