Bulldogs swept by Cyclones
Ottawa – 55, Baldwin – 45
For three quarters, the Baldwin High School girls’ basketball team hung with the Frontier League leading Ottawa Cyclones.
However, the Cyclones turned a four-point lead into 12 points within three miutes. They would hang on to that lead for the remaining 4:13 and win 55-45.
“I thought we fought very hard,” coach Bob Martin said. “We had a chance going into the fourth quarter, but they got away from us a bit in the end. I thought our girls played their butts off tonight. I was really proud of our seniors, because they played as hard as they could all game.”
It was the final regular season game for five BHS seniors. They are Katie Brecheisen, Taylor Brown, Rachael Enick, Julie Hill and Connor Twombly.
The Cyclones improved to 18-2 and a perfect 7-0 in the league. Baldwin dropped to 13-7 and 5-2, which will be good enough for a third-place finish n the league.
The Bulldogs will now prepare for their first-round Class 4A sub-state game at home Monday. They will host De Soto, a team they’ve beaten twice this season. The game will begin at 7 p.m.
“I told the girls weren’t not starting over,” Martin said. “We are just continuing our season. We want to keep getting better. If we do that, we could be playing for a while.”
Score by quarters
O — 6 14 19 16 – 55
B — 8 11 16 10 – 45
Ottawa — Shelby Miller, 8; Alexis Roecker, 4; Alyssa Miller, 7; Kristyn Watts, 2; Jordan Baldwin, 14; Maggie Bones, 6; Kearsten Peoples, 14.
Baldwin — Connor Twombly, 7; Rachael Enick, 2; Allison Howard, 6; Ramie Burkhart, 16; Katie Brecheisen, 2; Kailyn Smith, 3; Taylor Brown, 6; Katie Kehl, 3.
Ottawa – 56, Baldwin – 17
The Baldwin High School boys’ basketball team was overmatched before Thursday’s home contest began. The Bulldogs were missing leading scorer and rebounded in junior Justin Vander Tuig.
Without him, the Bulldogs (6-14) struggled mightily against one of the top teams in Class 4A. The Ottawa Cyclones (17-3) threw down three dunks in the first half as they cruised to a 56-17 victory.
Baldwin is the No. 7 seed in its sub-state tournament. BHS will play at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Kansas City Sumner Academy.
Score by quarters
O — 13 18 16 9 - 56
B — 4 0 9 4 - 17
Ottawa — Adam Hasty, 6; Shane Steelman, 2; Corbin Goedert, 12; Dallas Natt, 2; Kevin Barber, 21; Dustin Burnett, 1; Devin Martin, 4; James Peoples, 2; Semi Ojeleye, 6.
Baldwin — Chip Kueffer, 5; Dayton Valentine, 2; Camdon Schwartz, 4; Caleb Gaylord, 2; Andrew Trosper, 4.