Lady Bruins breeze past White Sulphur, 63-40

Ryan Peerboom — Enterprise Staff Writer
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
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Gardiner’s Kyndra Long drives past a defender in a game against Manhattan Christian earlier this season. Long scored 11 points to help the Lady Bruins beat White Sulphur Springs on Saturday.

The Gardiner Lady Bruins notched a comfortable, 63-40, win over the White Sulphur Springs Hornets on Saturday at Gardiner High School.

Gardiner shared the load over the course of the game, giving their bench some extended playing time as it was one of the Hornets’ first games competing at the varsity level this season, according to head coach Schalene Darr. 

The Lady Bruins jumped out to a 20-9 lead at the end of the first quarter thanks to a well-rounded performance on the offensive end of the floor. Chase Cunningham, Sophia Darr, Josie Thomas and Leah Veress all scored four points in the quarter. 

In the second quarter, the Lady Bruins were led by Bailey Fuhrmann, Kyndra Long and Alexis McDonald. The trio combined for 14 of Gardiner’s 16 points in the quarter. Fuhrmann and Long led the way with five points apiece.

The Lady Bruins’ defense held the Hornets to six second quarter points to lead 36-15 at the half. 

Out of the locker room, the Hornets were able to find their first rhythm on offense thanks, in part, to 3-point shooting. 

The Bruins managed to score just 10 points on their end. The Hornets chipped away at the Lady Bruins’ lead, but Gardiner still held a 15-point, 46-31, advantage as they entered the fourth. 

The Lady Bruins got back on track in the fourth with six points from Sophia Darr to lead the charge. 

Gardiner scored 17 points in the final period while they held the Hornets to just nine points to further distance themselves and notch the 63-40 win.

Sophia Darr scored 14 points to lead the Lady Bruins. Long added 11 points while Thomas and Veress added 10 points each.  McDonald also provided a significant contribution with eight points. 

Gardiner will likely enter the 11C District Tournament as the third seed. WSS will be the sixth seed due to their lack of a full varsity schedule and the teams are on track to meet in the first round of the tournament.  

Coach Darr said they need to watch the Hornets’ perimeter shooters in their next matchup, but she’s happy with the win. 

“WSS had some good shooters and started lighting it up in the third quarter,” Coach Darr said. “It was a good team win. We are looking forward to seeing them in the first round of the (district) tournament.”


Up next

The Lady bruins take on Laurel’s JV team at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday night at home for senior night.