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Kiowa County Signal - Kiowa County, KS
  • Golden Plains 52, Bucklin 49

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  • The Bucklin Lady Aces battled but couldn't get over the hill in losing to the Golden Plains Lady Bulldogs 52-49 in a Class 1A-Division II girls state semifinal contest Friday afternoon at Gross Coliseum.
    Golden Plains led by four after the opening quarter before the Lady Aces whittled the deficit down to 24-23 by halftime. The margin stayed one by the end of the third, but the Lady Bulldogs were able to keep Bucklin from reaching the state final by making nine of their 15 shots from the field and 8-of-9 from the free throw line.
    Janae Price and Morgan Hood scored 17 points apiece to lead Bucklin (21-4), with Hood leading in rebounding with six. Allyson Rudd added 11 for the Lady Aces. Bucklin shot 18-of 42 for the game.
    Hailee Spresser scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Golden Plains (22-3), while Jordan Christensen also had 20 points and six boards in the Lady Bulldogs' win.
    Bucklin will play for third place in the tournament at noon Saturday.
    GOLDEN PLAINS (52) — Kami Miller 1-2 1-2 4, Hailee Spresser 9-13 2-3 20, Jordan Christensen 5-13 7-8 20, Kynndra Rush 0-2 4-4 4, Mikayla Lobato 1-3 0-0 2, Rachel Ritter 1-1 0-0 2, Madison Walz 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 17-35 14-17 52.
    BUCKLIN (49) — Caitlin Demoret 0-1 0-0 0, Janae Price 7-12 1-3 17, Morgan Hood 5-14 6-8 17, Charmayne Austin 1-2 0-0 2, Allyson Rudd 4-11 0-0 11, Haley Collins 0-0 0-0 0, Taylor Long 1-1 0-0 2, Haylie Pegelow 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 18-42 7-11 49.
    Golden Plains  11  13  9  19 — 52
    Bucklin                 7  16  9  17 — 49
    Three-point baskets — Golden Plains 4 (Miller 1, Christensen 3), Bucklin 6 (Price 2, Hood 1, Rudd 3). Rebounds — Golden Plains 24 (Spresser 7), Bucklin 16 (Hood 6). Assists — Golden Plains 8 (Miller, Christensen 3), Bucklin 1 (Pegelow 1). Records — Golden Plains 22-3, Bucklin 21-4.
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