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Lady Whalers take two from South Anchorage

January 19th | Tommy Wells Print this article   Email this article  

The Barrow High School Lady Whalers walked off the court on Saturday with a two-game sweep of South Anchorage. Head coach Chad Bunselmeier is hoping they picked up a lot more than a pair of Ws from the weekend series.

"I hope the girls learned some lessons from this weekend's series," said Bunselmeier, who watched the Lady Whalers struggle to net a 36-34 victory in the series finale on Saturday. "We've got to work on some close game situations and made many mental mistakes which, hopefully, we can now correct. Most of all, we have to know we can't take any opponent lightly on any given night and they have to show up and be mentally tough for 32 minutes."

Barrow certainly delivered on the 32-minute goal in the first game of the twinbill by downing South 55-28.

The Lady Whaler defense set the tone for Barrow's success. The BHS girls all but sealed the win by limiting the Lady Wolverines to just two points in the third quarter.

"(We) played great defense for the first three quarters," said Bunselmeier.

Offensively, the Lady Whalers benefitted from a balanced scoring attack that was paced by Milya Wright. The BHS standout poured in 14 points.

South managed to make the finale much closer on Saturday.

The Lady Whalers' ability to dominate the offensive boards played a key role in their ability to hold off South's threat. Barrow registered 13 offensive rebounds in the contest.

"We had a few defensive lapses in the fourth quarter which made it a very intense finish," he said. "We pulled it off, though."

Wright led all Barrow scorers in the finale by tallying 10 points.


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