EDON – The Hangar in Edon is frequently a place where BBC winning streaks go to die. On November 30, the Belles in Bomber Blue welcomed in the Hilltop Lady Cadets for the opening salvo of the 2012-13 BBC campaign. As is so common, the hometown girls ran out to an early lead over their visitors. This season brought something new to the table though…Hilltop height AND experience. The result was a rapid turnabout of fortunes for Edon, as they saw the Lady Cadets surge into a halftime lead that they never surrendered, going on to a lopsided 56-45 win.
Sam Lillemon of Hilltop simply owned the paint, and Hannah Bleikamp owned everything else inside the arch. Lillemon ripped down 16 boards and Bleikamp’s 22 points led all scorers. Hilltop held a 43-21 advantage in rebounding over Edon.
Jackie Smith backed Bleikamp with 10 points and 5 steals, with Lillemon and Cierra Carpenter each getting 9, Kailey Creamer 4 points and LeAnn Joost 2.
Sydney Stoll and Andrea Headley led Edon with 16 and 15 points respectively. Alex Kiess put in 6 points, Kaitlin Chrisman 5, and Kaitlyn Sonneberger and Hannah Brehm-Gutting landed a deuce apiece.
SCORING BY QUARTER:
Hilltop 8 20 14 12 – 56
Edon 11 15 9 10 – 45