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February 11, 1998


— Basehor-Linwood's girls basketball team has learned how to win on the road.

The Bobcats won their second straight road game Tuesday night, bagging a 58-46 victory over Perry-Lecompton at the Kaws' gym.

``We're thrilled to death to get this win,'' B-L coach Jeff Venema said.

``Perry is a good quality team and it's always a very big win anytime you win on the road in the Kaw Valley League and this is our second straight win.''

Basehor-Linwood (7-8, 3-6) trailed nearly the entire first half before beginning an 11-3 run in the third quarter.

``This was definitely the game we dreaded to play,'' Perry-Lecompton coach Theresa Beatty said. ``It was just a game where nothing happened for us.''

P-L (13-2, 7-2) shot only 29 percent from the field against the Bobcats.

``We seemed to cause a lot of our own mistakes tonight,'' Beatty said. ``We still had quite a few turnovers, which seems to be something that we've had all season.''

In the Kaws' 72-46 win over the Bobcats on Dec. 16, Perry led by five at halftime before scoring 27 points in the third quarter and cruising to the victory.

This time, one of the main goals for the Bobcats was to keep the ball from Perry's Erin Erickson. Erickson, who finished with 18 points on 5-of-15 shooting, didn't get very many easy shots according to Venema.

``I think we did a good job of holding her away from the easy baskets,'' Venema said. ``In my opinion, Erickson is probably an all-state player for a good team. I think we made her work really hard for those 18 points.''

Perry's Dana Ledbetter and Jessica Childers hit 7-of-28 shots P-L made 8-of-31 shots in the second half, including one of seven threes.

``Basehor had nothing to lose out there,'' Beatty said. ``We're the better team by record and every team is going to look to upset us. Hopefully this will be a wake up call for us and we can have a good week of practice before we face Lansing.''

Basehor's Melissa Fisher scored a game-high 19 points including eight points in the second quarter. The Bobcats shot 36 percent and hit 9-of-14 free throws in the fourth quarter to help seal the victory.

B-L girls 58, Perry-Lecompton 46

Basehor-Linwood (58)

Megan Hannon 2-6 0-0 5, Kara Reed 2-6 5-6 11, Melissa Fisher 8-20 3-4 19, Lori Richter 2-9 2-6 6, Jackie Horn 5-9 0-0 10, Stacy Sifford 0-2 0-0 0, Erin Stiltner 2-6 3-6 7. Totals 21-58 13-22 58.

Perry-Lecompton (46)

Sarah Paul 3-6 0-0 6, Megan Isaacks 0-0 0-0 0, Becky Rothwell 1-2 0-0 3, Dana Ledbetter 5-18 2-2 13, Shasta Stanwix 0-4 1-2 1, Jessica Childers 2-10 0-0 5, Raven Liby 0-1 0-0 0, Erin Erickson 5-15 8-15 18. Totals 16-55 11-19 46.

Basehor-Linwood 9 15 19 15 -- 58

Perry-Lecompton 13 14 6 14 -- 46

Three-pointers -- B-L: 3-9 (Hannon 1-2, Reed 2-4, Fisher 0-1, Richter 0-2); P-L: 3-10 (Rothwell 1-2, Ledbetter 1-4, Childers 1-4). Total fouls: B-L 17, P-L 18. Fouled out -- Stiltner, Paul.

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