Anderson returns to lineup, Comets down Rebels

BCLUW players celebrate a basket during the final moments of the Comets’ win against Gladbrook-Reinbeck in Reinbeck. (Jake Ryder/The Grundy Register)

REINBECK – Returning for her first game of 2018 off a finger injury, Lauren Anderson scored 15 points as BCLUW bested Gladbrook-Reinbeck 63-28 in NICL West action on Friday.

 

Madison Ubben had a game-high 20 points for the Comets and added 12 rebounds. Anderson added eight rebounds and four steals as the Comets improved to 5-7 overall and 2-4 in the NICL West.

 

BCLUW broke free after the first quarter for a 12-5 run in the second and a 27-17 lead at halftime.

 

"We knew coming in they'd press us," Anderson said, "and I thought we handled that very well."

 

The Comets blew the doors off in the second half, outscoring G-R 21-4 in the third stanza for a commanding lead, emptying the bench in the fourth quarter.

 

BCLUW 15 12 21 15 — 63

G-R 12 5 4 7 — 28

BCLUW–Katie Thompson 1 0-0 3, Olivia Hughes 1 0-0 2, Payton Pekarek 0 0-0 0, Jade Hammers 0 0-0 0, Kaylee Goecke 1 0-0 2, Bailey Ashton 2 1-2 5, Lizzie Garber 1 0-0 2, Brooke Aalfs 1 4-4 6, Lauren Anderson 7 0-0 15, Easton Swanson 3 0-1 6, Madison Ubben 8 4-4 20, Lili Wilson 1 0-0 2. Totals 26-61 9-11 63.

G-R–Paige Creswell 0 0-0 0, Saari Kuehl 0 0-0 0, Lily Ehlers 0 0-0 0, Megan Swanson 3 0-0 8, Madison Denny-Weber 0 0-0 0, Taylor Gienger 6 1-3 14, Brianna Strohbehn 0 0-0 0, Hanna Quackenbush 0 0-0 0, Rachel Cooley 0 0-0 0, Belen Ellenberger 0 0-0 0, McKenna Kupka 0 0-0 0, Haleigh Berendes 2 0-0 6. Totals 11-58 1-3 28.

3-pointers: B 2 (Anderson, Thompson); G-R 5 (Swanson 2, Berendes 2, Gienger). Rebounds: B 41 (Ubben 12, Anderson 8, Swanson 7, Aalfs 4, Hughes 3, Wilson 3, Ashton 2, Garber 2); G-R 21 (Cooley 5, Berendes 4, Denny-Weber 3, Strohbehn 3, Gienger 2, four with 1). Assists: B 19 (Anderson 4, Goecke 4, Ubben 3, Swanson 2, Aalfs 2, four with 1); G-R 7 (Gienger 3, Berendes 2, Cooley, Swanson). Steals: B 18 (Swanson 7, Anderson 4, Goecke 3, Ubben 2, Wilson 2); G-R 8 (Gienger 3, Kuehl 2, Berendes 2, Cooley). Blocks: B 4 (Anderson 2, Goecke, Thompson). Fouls: B 13, G-R 13.

 

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