Baldwin girls third in Bulldog-Wildcat Classic
Burlington — A big fourth quarter lifted the Baldwin girls by Louisburg, 56-49, in the third-place game of the Bulldog-Wildcat Classic.
Tied 41-41 at the end of three quarters, the Bulldog’s scored nine-straight points in the fourth quarter to put the game away. Leading the way was junior Katie Jones, who buried a 3-pointer and connected on two three throws in the run for five of her team-high 14 points.
Big fourth quarters have been a trait of Baldwin early this year. Friday’s game was different in that the big ending quarter wasn’t coupled with a slow start, which was the case in the season-opening victory at Winchester and Wednesday’s loss to Chanute.
Baldwin displayed two more of its early season traits in building a 19-13 first quarter lead – solid rebounding and difficulty finishing layups.
“That been us all year,” Bulldog coach Bob Martin said. “I think it will work itself out as long as we keep getting opportunities.”
Martin said he team may have fought fatigue playing its third game of the week. But he said the team play well when pressed.
“We played well in the fourth quarter,” he said. “We never gave up the lead.”
The 3-1 Bulldogs will start league play Tuesday at home against Paola. Because of sewer problems at the junior high, the game will be played in Baker University’s Collins Center.
Baldwin 56-Louisburg 49
BHS – 19 9 13 15 – 56
LHS – 13 13 15 8 – 49
BHS - Maddie Ogle 9, Kaitlin Jorgensen 6, Katie Jones 14, Kailyn Smith 9, Jessie Katzer 5, Katie Kehl 7, Hailey Cope 7
LHS- Brook Vaughan 14, Bailey Dvorak 11, bailey Aiken 4, Natalie Moore 6, Kacie Geiman 5, Nicole Hopkins 9