BHS girls basketball

Bellevue’s Briana Laughlin is about to  score against the Raiders.


 Bellevue 51

 Anamosa 40

At Bellevue:

 The Bellevue girls raced out to a 15-4 lead and went on to a 51-40 win over the Blue Raiders last week. The Raiders clawed back to make it a 6-point game at the half 24-18.

 The team kept within one point twice early in the third quarter at 31-30, 33-32  and were still close at 36-34 going into the final period.

 The Comets turned to their seniors, Lindsey Banowtz and Juliana Penniston - and they answered with big points to fend off the visitors 51-40. Each scored five points, topped off by Sally Paulson, who hit two free throws to cap off the 15-6 scoring run.

 Banowetz led all scorers with 18 points and Penniston added 9.

 Scoring summary 

Bellevue 16 8 12 15-51

 Anamosa 4 12 18 6 -40


Bellevue (51)-

Lindsey Banowetz 18, Juliana Penniston 9, Mariah Hueneke 3, Maddie Schmidtt 3, Teresa Paulsen 6, Brianna Laughlin 4, Audrey Wedeking 2, Sally Paulsen 6.

 Anamosa (40)

M. Heins 11, M. McQuillen 8, ,K. Burns 5, L Rogers 1,  J. Neuhaus 2, A. Claused 4 C. Venerga 4, J. Banowetz 5

Bellevue 57

Northeast 36

 At Bellevue

 Bellevue girls made it a sweep for the week with a 57-36 whipping of the Northeast Rebels.  Lindsey Banowetz scored 15 points and Mariah Hueneke added 11. The Comet  defense controlled the game for three quarters holding the Rebels to single digits scoring.

 Scoring summary

Bellevue 14 12 15 16 - 57

 Northeat 8 9 6 13-36


 Bellevue (57)-

 Mariah Hueneke 11,Lindsey Banowetz 15, Maddie Schmidt 7,Teresa Paulsen 9, Kalesia DeShaw 1, Briana  Laughlin  8, Sally Paulsen 6.


E. Rickertsen 2, A. Ehlers 12, J. Smith 4, C. Abbott 5, A. Fowler 13.



 Anamosa 54

At Bellevue:

   In a game between two evenly-matched  conference teams, the Comets escaped with a 55-54 win. Late free throws from Paxton Felderman (15 points)  and Colby Sieverding 18 points allowed the Comets to hold on for the narrow victory. The home team hit four of six in the final 25 seconds. They needed every one as the Raiders’ Sam Witt scored nine of 18 points in the final 54 seconds - the last a half court three that made it a 55-54 final.

 Bellevue led after one period 11-7 and 27-23 at the half. Sieverding led the Comets with 11 points in the  first half.

 The win moves the Comets to 5-8 for the year

 Scoring summary

 Bellevue 11 16 16 12 -55

 Anaamosa 7 13 20 14-54


 Bellevue (55)-

 Colby Sieverding 18, Paxton Felderman 15, Andrew Swartz 8, Cole Heim 2, Isaac Carter 4, Jackson Wagner 6, .Etham Klemme 2

 Anamosa (54)-

  T Klatt 7,S, Schoon 11, E. Lehreman 3, J. Jess 3, C.Otting 10, S. Witt 18, N. Wagner 2

 Northeast 73

 Bellevue 45

At Bellevue:

 The Rebels used second half play to roll past the Comets 73-45.

 Their defense and superb scoring balance (four players in double digits) was  too much for Bellevue.  

  Down 17 - 12 after one quarter, the Rebels got it going in the second quarter, outscoring Bellevue 20-12 to earn a 32-29 halftime lead.

 They kept the offense  rolling in the third period scoring 24 points. The   Comets managed just  six points against a tough  Rebel defense, sending the game to the fourth period 57-35. In all, the Rebels scored 43 points in the second half to roll past a stunned Comet team that didn’t have a player score ten points or more.

 The loss drops Bellevue to 5-8 for the season.

 Scoring summary

 Northeast   12 20 24 17-73

Bellevue 17 12 6 10-45


 Northeast (73)-

R .Wolfe 2,D. Stevenson7, C. Patsaska13, G. Rickertson14,T. McAleer 16,R. Schaefer1, C. Lee 3, A. Dondiego 2, J Swanton 15

Bellevue (45)-

Andrew Swartz 3, Cole Heim 6,Isaac Carter 6,Jackson Wagner 4, Paxton Felderman 9, Colby Sieverding 8,Kaeden Kilburg 2, Nick Deppe 1, Ethan Klemme 6