BALTIC – Flandreau swept the homestanding Bulldogs in a Big East Conference basketball doubleheader Tuesday, February 16 winning the boys’ game 55-41 and the girls’ contest by a 61-33 margin.
Flandreau held the Lady Bulldogs to 13 second half points while adding 30 on their side of scoreboard in the 61-33 win.
“Our defense in the second half secured the win,” noted Coach Megan Severtson.
“I thought we did a really nice job of making some adjustments and preventing their shooters from getting open looks.”
After period one, the Fliers led 22-10 and at the half, were up 31-20. Heading into the last quarter, the Fliers held a 48-27 lead.
Claire Sheppard laid up 23 points and 11 rebounds for a double-double. She was fed by many of her teammates as the Fliers racked up 17 assists. They shot 41 percent from the field and 57 percent from the free throw line.
On defense, made 15 steals and 30 of their 35 rebounds were defensively. Maria Parsley had nine rebounds.
Baltic’s JV team defeated the Fliers, 22-17. Abby Schoeberl scored five points. The JV team closed the year with a 5-8 record.
The Flier girls ended the regular season with a record of 12-6. Post season play began Tuesday evening when the #3 seeded Fliers hosted #6 Deuel. A win puts them against Florence/Henry on Thursday in Henry with a 7 p.m. tip off.
Flandreau’s boys’ team had three players in double figures in their 55-41 win over the Bulldogs, but it was their defense that led to win according to Coach Brendan Sheppard.
“Another good defensive effort by Flandreau,” he said. “Sam Gassman and Alex Anderson combined to hold Baltic’s best player to one made field goal.”
Tash Lunday led all scorers with 26 points including 3 of 3 from beyond the arc and 1 of 2 from the free throw line. Lebrun, who put in 15 points, was sent to the free throw stripe the most netting 7 of 8.
Liam Streitz followed up with 10 counters as the Fliers shot 43 percent in the game.
Off the boards, Lunday had 13 of the Fliers’ 32 rebounds. He also made four steals.
The Fliers led 22-10 after one, 34-19 at the half and 42-27 after three quarters.
“We need to continue to play with great effort, as we prepare for postseason play.”