BVNW loses to BVSW, 52-62

After a 52-62 home loss to BVSW on Thursday Feb. 2, the girls basketball team falls to 7-7 on the season. Senior forward Abby Bird scored 15 points in defeat.

Gabe Swartz, Sports Editor

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The girls varsity basketball team fell to 7-7 with a 52-62 loss to Blue Valley Southwest on Thursday Feb. 2. After an even first quarter, with the score tied 10-10, BVNW stretched their lead to 20-14 early in the second quarter. The Timberwolves responded with a 13-0 run, which ended with a layup by senior forward Abby Bird to beat the halftime buzzer.

Head coach Brian Bubalo said after taking the commanding lead, everything seemed to fall apart.

“It certainly did [unravel from that point on],” Bubalo said. “We took bad shots. We rushed our shots. We didn’t get any offensive rebounds. They got hot and made some shots and got the momentum and we never really regained it. That’s pretty much it.”

The inability to regain the lead was highlighted at the beginning of the fourth quarter. After trailing 39-43 at the end of the third, BVSW came out firing to start the fourth quarter, with another 11-0 run that essentially ended any hopes of a Northwest comeback.

Bird said she thought the focus was lacking all night, headed by the team taking BVSW too lightly.

“I think we came into this game a little too confident, and that just got to us,” Bird said.

Blue Valley Northwest plays host to Bishop Miege Monday Feb. 6 at 7 p.m.