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March 18, 2019

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Girls' bball: Lincolnview falls, Koenig puts up 27

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
VAN WERT – Alivia Koenig put up 27 points leading Bluffton to a 54-46 victory over Lincolnview. Averey Rumer added balance, scoring 12.  The Lady Pirates are 10-4 overall and remain undefeated in conference play with a 4-0 mark. 

Bluffton trailed 15-13 after one quarter but righted the ship in the second.  Koenig hit her first three pointer and scored 7 in the quarter.  Ashly Eachus and Rumer eached scored as well as Bluffton took a 24-23 lead.

In the third, Bluffton got white hot from outside the three point arc.  Koenig drained three long bombs and Katie Prater added a ‘3’ of her own.  Of the 14 points put on the board by the visitors, 12 came from threes.  The lead had ballooned to 38-33 heading into the fourth quarter.  BHS won the final stanza 16-13 and hit 6/8 free throws along the way.  Rumer and Koenig each scored 7 points while Prater added 4. 

Individual Pirate Scoring
Alivia Koenig – 27 points, four 3s
Averey Rumer – 12 points
Katie Prater – 7 points
Libby Schaadt – 6 points
Ashley Eachus – 2 points

What’s Next
The girls get a week off before hosting Spencerville.  The Bearcats triumphed over the Pirates last season by a 55-50 score.

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