FAIRFIELD – Buning-Davenport/Shickley and Meridian both picked up blowout victories Tuesday in the first round of the D1-2 girls subdistrict.
BDS used a big third quarter to turn away Lawrence-Nelson 54-34. The Eagles jumped out to a double digit lead early, but Lawrence-Nelson cut the deficit to seven points going into halftime.
Hot shooting in the second half helped BDS pull away again as they outscored the Raiders 23-9 in the third period. Lexi Kadel led the way with 11 of her team high 16 points coming after the half. Regan Alfs added 14 points. Taylor Harrington led Lawrence-Nelson with 16 points.
With the victory, BDS pushed its winning streak to 11 in a row. Lawrence-Nelson ends the season with an 11-13 record.
BDS will face Meridian in the subdistrict final after the Mustangs raced to a 62-45 win over Deshler.
The second game was similar to the first with Meridian holding a nine point lead at the half before catching fire in the third to open up the margin to as much as 23 points.
Four Meridian players scored in double figures with Jaicee Sobotka’s 17 points leading the charge. Erin Johnson added 13 and Halle Pribyl and Hailey Schafer each scored 12.
Deshler was led by its two seniors in the final game of their careers as Tori Schoof hit five three pointers to finish with 19 and Jaden Siegle scored 16.
Deshler finishes the season with a 13-9 record, while Meridian moves on.
The subdistrict final between Meridian and BDS will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at Sandy Creek High School. It will be broadcast on Ol’ Red 99.5.
L-N (11-13) 5 11 9 9 34
BDS (22-2) 15 8 23 8 54
Lawrence-Nelson: Mattee Kucera 8, Taylor Harrington 16, Karigan Drudik 5, Annie McCartney 1, Raeleigh Menke 2, Hallie Epley 2
BDS: Lexi Kadel 16, Macy Kamler 2, Megan Grote 11, Nicole Swartzendruber 6, Regan Alfs 14, Carley Elznic 2, TaraLee Hudson 3
Meridian (20-5) 18 15 18 11 62
Deshler (13-9) 15 9 3 18 45
Meridian: Josiee Sobotka 2, Hailey Schafer 12, Halle Pribyl 12, Breanna Miller 6, Erin Johnson 13, Jaicee Sobotka 17
Deshler: Tori Schoof 19, Kayla Oakman 4, Sydney Roth 6, Jaden Siegle 16