(February 19th, 2015): EDON – Both the Bombers of Edon and the visiting Cadets from Hilltop were determined to end their four-game losing streaks on Thursday night. The Bombers displayed consistency at the free-throw line, ultimately paving the way to victory for the evening.
The lady Bombers got the ball rolling in the first half; Sophomore Kaitlyn Sonneberger put up 7 points, shooting well from the inside. Alex Kiess also racked up 7 points, making five out of six free-throws and one from inside the three-point line. Hilltop’s Ariana Brown had a prolific first half, totaling 8 points, 6 of which were in the second quarter. Teammates Bailey Funkhouser and Allie Schmitt also contributed 7 points in the half; Schmitt scored the only three-pointer of the game in the second quarter. The Bombers entered halftime leading 20-15.
Despite the second half starting off slow in terms of scoring, the final eight minutes of play set fire to an offensive showdown between the two BBC teams. Hilltop’s Allie Schmitt helped propel the lady Cadets ahead of the Bombers; however, Edon’s Sonneberger, Kiess and Hannah Kaylor dominated the Cadet defense; scoring 12 points in the fourth quarter. The assertive Bomber offense set the team up for victory 38-33.
Edon showcased immaculate focus from the free-throw line, shooting 78% as opposed to the Cadet’s 62%. Kaitlyn Sonneberger would lead the Bombers in points, accounting 15 for the evening. Allie Schmitt would yield 13 points, leading the Cadets in overall points in the match.
The lady Cadet’s loss on the road would conclude their season at 6-15 overall and 3-7 in the BBC; Edon’s final victory at home finalized their record at 4-17 overall and 2-8 in the BBC conference.