The B-K basketball girls hosted Northwood-Kensett Feb. 4 as the middle game of a five-game home stand. It was the first time that B-K played the Vikings, a Top of Iowa Conference – East member, this season.
Madison Barrus put the Broncos on the scoreboard first with a three-pointer. A two-pointer by Annika Nelson, a three-pointer by Addison McMurray and a free throw sunk by Haley Beminio were the only points scored by the Broncos in the quarter. The Vikings, who had only won two games this season, led 20-9.
The Broncos started swarming N-K whenever the Vikings had the ball in an effort to close the gap. B-K limited the visitors’ scoring to only four points in the second quarter. The Bronco points were contributed by McMurray, Barrus, Jennah Meyer, and Nelson. It was Nelson who tied the game 23-23 on a free throw, and Barrus’ free throw put the Broncos ahead 23-22. However, a last-second basket on the N-K end put the Vikings up 24-23 at halftime.
A three-point play kicked off the B-K scoring in the third quarter. The Broncos continued to score at will throughout the next eight minutes, and led 44-29 at the end of the period.
Twelve seconds in the fourth quarter, Barrus scored. Three possessions later, a long pass from McMurray to Beminio resulted in three points as the senior was fouled as she scored a lay-up and sank her free throw from the charity stripe. The barrage continued, and the Broncos scored 19 points to claim their eighth win of the season, 63-47.