Bellevue West’s girls basketball team lost a tough one to Millard North on Friday, Jan 29, but bounced back on Saturday, Jan 30, with a win on the road against Marian.
The T-Birds were outsized on Friday night, getting down early to the Mustangs and trailing 18-12 at the end of one.
The second quarter was a little sloppy as neither team was able to get a basket, the Mustangs would take the same 18-12 lead into halftime.
Bellevue West was able to hang around for a bit but the Mustangs got hot late in the third into the fourth and ran away with it, beating the T-Birds 50-32. BW’s leading scorer, Taryn Wharton, was held to 14 points and was the only player in double digits for the T-Birds. Kenzie Melcher also chipped in nine points and two boards.
Saturday night’s contest produced different results as the T-Birds rebounded well with a 57-41 win over Marian. BW got off to a hot start and had an 18-13 lead after the first and after holding Marian to only six points in the second, had a comfortable 31-19 lead at the half.
Keeping their foot on the gas, BW continued to shoot well and featured four scorers in double digits as they won easily, 57-41. Wharton’s impressive performance produced 12 points, seven rebounds and 6 assists while Grace Schaefer also contributed 13 points and six boards. Melcher was hot from three, pouring in 11 points and Dani Peterson had herself a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.