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Blackburn vs. Spalding

by Athena Mata

On Thursday February 14th, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams faced off against the Spalding Eagles. The women lost with a final score of 71-59. The lady Beavers fell behind quickly in the first quarter, however, they were able to catch up to the Eagles, going into the second quarter with a two point lead of 11-13. The second quarter and third quarter were uneventful for the Beavers besides Jenna Dudra’s and Savannah Kruse’s three-point shots, respectively. The fourth quarter began with another three pointer shot by Kruse and making another one later on in the quarter. Dudra also made a three point shot with eight seconds left, but it was not quite enough to be able to claim a victory over Spalding.

Kruse and Dudra led the team with 17 and 16 points, respectively. The team had a total of eight assists and 32 total rebounds.

After the women, the men took on the Eagles. The Beavers won, with a final score of 59-73. The Beavers quickly got a score of 0-5 within the first minute, with Bryson Kirby quickly making a three pointer, followed by a layup. However, the Eagles quickly caught up and both teams played catch-up as they were both scoring. Duncan King made a three point shot with seven minutes left, followed by Raushaun Amos making two three point shots within 30 seconds of each other. Karson Hayes also made two three point shots towards the end of the quarter, going into halftime on top with a score of 28-36. The second half was a back and forth game, as each team was wanting to be the winner. Kirby made two more three point shots; Raushaun Amos made three more; and Nigel Ferrell made one. The team took victory in the end, forwarding them in the conference playoffs.

Amos and Hayes lead the team with 18 points and 17 points, respectively. The team had a total of 10 assists and 34 rebounds.

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