Without scoring in the final four minutes of the game, the Bonduel girls basketball team held onto a tight victory Thursday in Suring, 47-40.
The Bears, who led by as many as 18 points in the second half, sent the Eagles to the free-throw line five times in the final four minutes and missed all eight of their free-throw attempts as Suring closed the game on a 10-0 run.
“I think the pressure bothered us a little bit partly because we don’t want to go to the line,” Bonduel head coach Jerry Reinke said.
Bonduel was also without three starters down the stretch, as Danee Collier, Emily Sorenson and Becca Carpenter all fouled out.
It left some younger guards, including Kylie Guenther and Jessie LaBerge, to handle the ball against the pressure of the Suring defense and led to some quick, erratic shots.
“We were just doing a little half-court trap, and they were aggressive in it, and they were effective,” Suring head coach Shaun Wagner said.