Baldwin girls run away from Spring Hill
The Baldwin High School girls ran off with a victory Friday against the visiting Spring Hill Broncos, 57-34.
The Bulldogs put the game away early, racing to a 8-0 lead and taking a 12-4 lead at the end of the first quarter.
“I thought we did a lot of good things tonight,” Bulldog coach Bob Martin said. “We got out and ran extremely well.”
Benefiting the most from the Bulldogs’ fast-break offense was 5-10 senior Maddie Ogle. She bounced back from rough night against Louisburg to score a game-high 21 points. Many of those came off the break as she repeatedly got behind Spring Hill defenders to finish at the rim.
Once again the Bulldogs turned in a solid defensive effort, limiting Spring Hill to just 34 points. Baldwin’s quartet of inside defenders of seniors Alexia Stein, Corey Valentine, Ogle and Jordan Hoffman held Spring Hill 6-0 center Monica Celada, who Martin said was one of the best players in the league, to two points
Joining Ogle in double figures Friday was junior guard Kyna Smith, who finished the night with 12 points.
With the win, the Bulldogs improved to 8-1 overall and 4-1 in Frontier League contests.
The girls have some time off in a week of boys tournaments. The Bulldogs did play Wednesday, stepping up in class to play Highland Park of Topeka. It would be a good test for the Bulldogs, who are ranked second in 4A, Division II, Martin said.
Baldwin 57, Spring 34
BHS 12 20 14 11 - 57
SHHS 4 15 5 10 - 34
Baldwin scoring: Abby Ogle 6, Kyna Smith 12, Alexia Stein 4, Maddie Ogle 21, Madeline Neufeld 6, Jordan Hoffman 8
Spring Hill scoring: Anna Duncan 6, Jamie Hoffman 7, Tessa Davids 3, Sydney Weaver 3, Jaiden Waddel 3, S. Laton 6, Monica Celada 2, Chasity Ward 4