The Boone Central/Newman Grove Lady Cardinals hope they are hitting their stride at just the right time.
BC/NG picked up some momentum for this week’s C1-8 Sub-District tournament by scoring dominant victories over Doniphan-Trumbull and Lutheran High Northeast in the final games of the 2012-13 regular season.
Boone Central/Newman Grove (13-11) faced Mid-State Conference rival Norfolk Catholic (12-9) in a C1-8 first-round game Tuesday at Norfolk. The winner advances to Thursday’s sub-district final.
BC/NG 61, D-T 32
Controlling play with relentless defense and strong rebounding, Boone Central/Newman Grove outscored Doniphan-Trumbull 40-10 in the second and third quarters Feb. 5 and posted a 61-32 victory over the host Cardinals.
BC/NG led 15-11 after one period of play, then went on a 20-4 tear – getting five points apiece by Jade Gottier and Catherine Weeder – to lead 35-15 at intermission.
BC/NG 62, LHNE 38
Boone Central/Newman Grove didn’t need a quarter to get its engine revved Friday. The Lady Cardinals shot from the starting gate with a 21-3 burst and continued on to defeat Lutheran High Northeast 62-38 at Norfolk.
Stuhlmiller rained in a pair of 3-point baskets and scored eight points and Gottier added six more during BC/NG’s early blitz. LHNE’s offense got a spark from Morgan Sunderman (11 points) in the second period, but two more treys by Nelson and a third by Reicks kept the Cardinals in control at halftime, 34-18. Eight players scored for BC/NG after intermission and the Lady Cards used a 17-7 fourth-quarter advantage to wrap up the win.
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