Even with just three seniors, one junior and not much height on the roster, the Bradshaw Mountain girls' basketball team is having its way with conference competition this season. The Lady Bears defeated Raymond S. Kellis High 66-53 on Jan. 11, 2011. Photos by Cheryl Hartz.
Even with just three seniors, one junior and not much height on the roster, the Bradshaw Mountain girls' basketball team is having its way with conference competition this season.
A pair of home wins this past week elevated the Lady Bears' record to 5-1 in West Valley Region play (10-6 overall).
Tuesday, the Lady Bears scored at will to defeat Raymond S. Kellis High, 66-53.
Senior Danelle Hernandez contributed 16 points and 5 rebounds to that effort. Freshmen and sophomores accounted for the bulk of the remaining points, as soph Angie Banks had 13 - including 6 straight free throws late in the fourth quarter, and frosh Kirsten Smith and Kylie Morris had 12 and 10, respectively. Banks also posted 3 assists, 4 steals and 5 boards.
The Bradshaw girls held a narrow 13-11 lead after the first quarter, but began to pull away and were up 32-27 by halftime. The Lady Bears led by as much as 13 points in the third quarter and went into the fourth 48-37.
Hernandez started the final period's scoring and her streak ended only when she fouled out with a couple of minutes left in the game. Senior Katie Sharp helped the cause with a pair of charity tosses, in between Banks' contributions.
Friday, senior Caitlyn Bradley scored 8 points to go with classmate Hernandez' 7, as Bradshaw steamrolled Agua Fria 46-19.
The Lady Bears' defense effectively squelched their guests' offense, and the host team led 26-7 at the half.
Angie Banks was Bradshaw's high scorer on the night with 10 points. Soph Jenna Tonnemacher followed closely with 9 points, along with 4 assists.
Hernandez also grabbed 6 rebounds, while junior Katie Rogge had 4 rebounds and stole the ball 5 times.
Bradshaw traveled to Peoria yesterday, and will host Sunrise Mountain Friday at 7 p.m.