Sydney Bourquin of Jonathan Alder goes up for a basket during a game from earlier this season. Bourquin surpassed the 1,000-point milestone during Wednesday’s victory over Northwestern. (Journal-Tribune photo by Tim Miller)
Jonathan Alder senior Sydney Bourquin reached a basketball milestone during Wednesday’s 56-19 triumph over Northwestern.
Bourquin went into the contest needing just six points to reach 1,000 for her career.
She surpassed that mark with 13 points as the Lady Pioneers (who are ranked eighth in this week’s Division II state poll) improved to 11-2 on the season.
Bourquin is the third Lady Pioneer to reach the 1,000-point milestone.
The others are Lauren Prohaska (who tallied more than 2,000 for her career) and Morgan Plummer.
JA raced to a 20-3 lead after the opening period and took a 32-12 margin into the halftime turn.
The Lady Pioneers’ advantage continued to grow until it reached 46-14 by the end of the third period.
Melissa Walbom led JA with 18 points.
Walbom 8-2-18, Bourquin 4-3-13, Shepherd 3-3-9, Jones 3-0-6, Zawodny 2-0-5, Ferrito 1-0-3, Wilson 1-0-2. Totals 22-8-56.
Three-point goals: Bourquin 2, Zawodny 1, Ferrito 1.
Robbins 1-1-4, Steiner 0-4-4, Smyczek 1-1-3, White 1-0-2, Crew 1-0-2, Smith 0-2-2, Estes 0-1-1, Risner 0-1-1. Totals 4-10-19.
Three-point goals: Robbins 1.
Lady Cats triumph
North Union’s girls upped their record to 9-5 with a 35-12 victory at Springfield Shawnee.
The Lady Cats’ defense “pitched” a shutout during the opening eight minutes and took a 10-0 lead into the second stanza.
NU’s margin expanded to 20-7 by halftime and 27-10 as the third quarter concluded.
Journey Blevins of NU matched Shawnee’s point total as she was the lone Lady Cat in double figures (12).
Blevins 6-0-12, Bacon 4-1-9, Guy 2-0-5, Ziegler 1-2-4, Hoffman 1-0-2, Marvin 1-0-2, Ruhl 0-1-1. Totals 15-4-35.
Three-point goal: Guy 1.
Barnes 3-1-7, Spitzer 1-0-2, Malicki 1-0-2, Applin 0-1-1. Totals 5-2-12.
Cardinals drop game
Triad’s boys fell just shy of West Jefferson, dropping a 59-55 verdict to the Rough Riders.
The Cardinals (1-10) stayed within striking distance the entire game.
The Riders held an 18-10 margin at the end of the opening quarter and took a 26-18 advantage into the half.
Triad trailed, 41-34, by the end of the third set.
Ayden Spriggs and Dillon Nott respectively led the Cardinals in scoring with 18 and 16 points.
Book 6-7-19, Oberle 3-2-11, Hahn 3-3-9, Hooker 3-0-7, Jones 3-0-6, Buescher 2-0-5, Simmons 1-0-2. Totals 21-12-59.
Three-point goals: Oberle 3, Hooker 1, Buescher 1.
Spriggs 7-3-17, Nott 5-3-16, Lease 2-2-7, Sanford 0-4-4, Sizemore 2-0-4, Campbell 2-0-4, Freyhof 1-0-3, Pond 0-0-0. Totals 19-12-55.
Three-point goals: Nott 3, Spriggs 1, Lease 1, Freyhof 1.
Triad sweeps Mechanicsburg
The Cardinal seventh and eight-grade boys took a pair of games from Mechanicsburg.
The seventh-grade (8-2) claimed a 34-27 triumph.
Caleb Thomas poured in 23 points for the Cardinals.
The eighth-grade is now 6-4 after a 38-30 victory.
Kane Bailey of Triad led all scorers with 18 points.
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