Cold shooting dooms BDS in district final

Taylor Menke (23) of Friend tries to block the shot by
Bruning-Davenport-Shickley's Jennifer Mick (4) in the fourth
quarter of Friday night's Class D-1, District 1 title tilt at
Doane College in Crete. The Bulldogs avenged their district
volleyball loss to the Eagles by beating them 63-49 Friday.

CRETE — To knock off Class D-1 No. 2 Friend, the Bruning-Davenport/Shickley girls basketball team needed to play one of its best games of the year.

BDS didn't get that offensively in the first half and never could fully recover.
The Class D-1 No. 9 Eagles made just 3 of its 32 first-half shots, falling behind 29-8 at intermission, en route to a 63-49 loss to Friend in the Class D-1, District 1 final Friday night at Doane College.

"That first half we shot 32 times and made three," BDS coach Shana Gerberding said. "That kills you against any team. Friend is a good team and they capitalized on our mistakes. That's the worst we've shot."

With the loss, BDS ends the season 18-6. Friend improves to 25-1, with its only loss to Class C-2 St. Cecilia, and advances to the state tournament.

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