Lady 'Cats flatten Montrose, 50-33

Saturday, January 7, 2017
Bronaugh Lady wildcats sophomore Riley Knapp drives hard to the basket during the first half of Friday's GVVC contest with Montrose. (Submitted photos)

The Bronaugh Lady Wildcats flexed its muscle in a Golden Valley Vernon County Conference showdown with the Montrose Lady Bluejays Friday night in Bronaugh.

Bronaugh's decisive 50-33 victory improves the Lady 'Cats to 10-1 overall and 4-0 in GVVC-play. Montrose, led by talented freshman Abby Vogel, suffered just its second loss of the season, as it entered Friday's game 8-1 overall and 4-0 in GVVC-play.

With the win, Bronaugh now has the inside track to securing back-to-back regular-season GVVC conference championships.

Victories over Northeast Vernon County Feb. 3 and Miami Feb. 16 ---- both home games, will seal the regular-season crown for Bronaugh.

First half

Bronaugh was lights out in the first quarter, opening the contest on a 16-4 blitz. Montrose then closed its deficit as the Lady Blujays trailed 22-13 at halftime.

Montrose managed to inch closer, as the Lady 'Cats held a 31-24 advantage entering the fourth.

Led by senior forward Katey Rider's game-high 19 points, Bronaugh pulled away in the final stanza, outscoring Montrose 19-9 for the double-digit victory.

Bronaugh forward Tyler Stunk goes in for two of his team-high 35 points, during Friday night's contest with the Montrose Bluejays.
Bronaugh Lady Wildcats guard Bonnie Moore releases a 3-pointer while Montrose's Abby Vogel looks to disrupt the shot.

In addition to her 19 points, Rider pulled down 6 rebounds to go along with 2 assists, a steal and a block. Senior guard Bonnie Moore chipped in 13 points (4-of-7 3-Pt.) while dishing out 5 assists. Fellow senior guard Taylor Stratford finished with 8 points, 5 steals and 2 rebounds.

For Montrose, Vogel scored a team-high 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting, while pulling down 6 rebounds,. Mandy Murphy, Becca Raper and Riley Knapp combined for 8 points. Murphy and Raper also combined for 9 steals.

Montrose outrebounded Bronaugh 24-15. The Bronaugh, however, came up with 16 steals to Montrose's 2.

Boys contest

The Bronaugh Wildcats were defeated by Montrose 69-55. The conference loss brings the Wildcats record to 3-8 overall (2-2 GVVC).

For Bronaugh, senior forward Tyler Strunk poured in a team-high 35 points on 15-of-22 shooting, while collecting 11 rebounds. Freshman Carson Gray pitched in with 7 points and Joe Mader 5.

For Montrsoe, guard Gage Thompson erupted for 40 points.

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