Lady Bulldogs split weekend games
The Lady Bulldogs hosted two games this weekend. In Friday night’s contest Batesville fell to Seymour 60-47. After trailing 6-0 to start the game, Marlee Obermeyer got the Lady Bulldogs on the board with a free throw. Alyson Peters then scored seven straight points and it was a 9-8 ballgame with 2:00 to go in the opening period. The Lady Owls began another run and added five points to take a 14-10 to end the first quarter. Seymour scored the first four points in the second frame before Emma Weiler put a three-ball in. Peters then put in a layup and the score was 19-17 midway through the second quarter. Seymour then went on 9-0 run, Claire Saner was able to stop with a three pointer. The Lady Owls finished the half scoring four points and taking a 34-20 lead into the locker room at halftime. Batesville scored the first basket of the second half with Sophie Gesell doing the honors. With four minutes to go in the period Batesville pulled within eight points after an Obermeyer long ball made the score 38-30. The Lady Owls got hot again and went on a 10-0 run. The Lady Dogs finally stopped the run, the senior Weiler knocked down the final basket of the frame and the score was 48-32 to start the last period. The Lady Bulldogs put up 15 points in the final frame with Obermeyer scoring seven. Batesville wasn’t able to catch up to the Lady Owls and trailed by 10 or more for the remainder of the contest. The Lady Dogs were led in scoring by Peters with 15, Obermeyer scored 11 on the night, Gesell 7, Lydia Haskamp 6, Weiler 5, and Saner 3.
On Saturday evening the Lady Bulldogs got a little of the frustration out from the previous night loss. Taking on South Ripley, Batesville went up big in the first frame starting the game on a 16-0 run. Peters led the charge scoring 11 of those points. The Lady Raiders didn’t land a bucket until the 1:20 mark of the first quarter and BHS led 16-2 after one period of play. Batesville outscored South Ripley in the second quarter 10-9 and took a 26-11 lead into the locker room at halftime. The third frame netted eight points for Batesville with Haskamp and Peters both scoring four points each. The Lady Raiders outscored Batesville in the quarter 9-8. South Ripley was able to outscore Batesville in the final quarter, putting up 19 points to the Lady Bulldogs 10, six of those came from the charity stripe with Ava Hanson, Weiler, and Peters all going two-for-two from the line. Batesville was able to fend off the late comeback and secure a 44-39 victory to move to 2-3 on the season. Leading all scorers in the contest was Peters with 21 points, a career high for the Sophomore topping her 18-point outing against Blackford last season. Weiler finished the game with 8, Haskamp 6, Gesell 4, Lizzy Nobbe 3, and Hanson finished with 2 points. The Lady Bulldogs will be on the road this weekend with a Friday contest at Jac-Cen-Del with a 7:30 varsity tip off time, and a Saturday matchup with Connersville that tips at 2:30pm.