August 19, 2022

Vansice leads Bolts to pair of blowout wins

Baxter girls stay unbeaten after easy wins over Saydel, Colo-NESCO

DES MOINES — Three players scored in double-figures, Bree Buswell had a career-high and Baxter’s girls basketball team stayed unbeaten after a 57-21 rout of Colo-NESCO at Wells Fargo Arena on Tuesday night.

The Bolts outscored the Royals 18-2 in the second quarter and 13-3 in the fourth during the Iowa Star Conference South Division win.

Baxter won the game despite shooting just 4-of-28 from 3-point range and 9-of-15 from the free-throw line. The Bolts (14-0 overall, 8-0 in conference play) shot 37.3 percent from the floor but turned the ball over just eight times.

Lilie Vansice led the Bolts with 12 points, three rebounds, four assists and three steals, Elie Tuhn added 12 points, two assists and three steals and Buswell chipped in a career-high 12 points and grabbed two rebounds off the bench.

Mandee Selover had seven points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals, Emie Tuhn tallied three points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals and Ally Padget registered five points, three rebounds and three steals.

Off the bench, Abbie Meyer had six points and two rebounds and Emma Ziesman grabbed three boards.

Baxter swiped 15 steals and Colo-NESCO (3-10, 1-6) committed 29 turnovers.

The Royals shot 27.3 percent from the floor and were 1-of-8 from 3-point range.

Baxter 72, Saydel 32

BAXTER — The Bolts scored enough points in the first half to win Monday’s non-conference game against Saydel. But the two team’s played the second half anyway and Baxter cruised to the 72-32 home win.

The Bolts registered 25 steals, shot 47.6 percent from the floor and out-rebounded the Eagles 37-21.

Vansice led Baxter with 23 points, six rebounds, five assists and two steals, Elie Tuhn registered 14 points, six rebounds, six assists and six steals and Emie Tuhn chipped in 13 points, eight rebounds, six assists and four steals.

Selover scored four points, grabbed seven boards, dished out two assists and swiped four steals and Padget grabbed two rebounds.

Buswell led the reserves with six points, two rebounds, four assists and three steals and Meyer had eight points and two boards. Kendyl Stevenson had four steals and two rebounds.

The Bolts were 5-of-17 from 3-point range and made 7-of-14 from the line. They also committed 21 turnovers.

Kaydence Butters led Saydel (1-10) with 10 points and Paige Rummans had nine points and six boards. The Eagles shot 30 percent from the floor and committed 35 turnovers.