Edwardsville Girls Basketball Defeats Bradley Bourbonnais

Isabella Lilley, Staff Writer

The EHS Girls’ Varsity Basketball Team won their home sectionals game this Thursday, Feb. 27 against Bradley Bourbonnais Community High School with a final score of 46-41.

 

The first quarter ended neck-and-neck at 10-10 with back-and-forth play. Bradley picked up second quarter, finishing the first half with a score of 20-26, which included a 3-point shot on the final buzzer.

 

The Tigers would not leave without a fight with senior Aaliyah Covington shot a two-pointer 15 seconds into the third quarter. After an impressive rebound from senior Kortney Dunbar, Covington shot another two-point shot with less than a minute left in the third. Senior Leeah Jason topped off the quarter with two successful free-throws, bringing the score to 38-34.

 

EHS maintained a lead through the fourth, tensions running high in the last few minutes when the score reached a close 44-41. With 45 seconds left on the clock, Dunbar made a two-point shot, reaching the final score 46-41.

 

“The kids have done a great job this year and will have a tough challenge in the game Monday night,” head Coach Lori Blade said.