Wilhour Leads Streaking Bombers to Third Straight Win

Claire Wilhour dribbles around a defender while teammate Natalie Oberlink (21) sets a pick during the Bombers win over Martinsville last Monday.

Junior Claire Wilhour continues to dominate for the Brownstown/St. Elmo Lady Bombers basketball team. She scored 17 points last Monday to lead the Bombers to a 50-37 win over the Martinsville Blue Streaks, keeping the Bombers home record perfect on the season.

The Bombers defense was outstanding to start the game. They limited Martinsville to just two points in the opening frame while putting up 11 on the offensive end, thanks to a three pointer from Claire Wilhour and a pair of field goals from Audrey Wilhour.

In the second quarter, the pace picked up for both teams. Martinsville managed to put up 15 points, seven of which came from the free throw line. At the other end of the floor, BSE scored 17 points thanks to seven from Claire Wilhour and a pair of made three-pointers from sophomore Olivia Campbell.

With a 28-17 halftime lead, the Bombers were sitting pretty but they expanded that lead even further with 12 points in the third quarter. Four different Bombers scored in the quarter with Wilhour and Natalie Oberlink both scoring four. Martinsville scored only six points, to fall behind by 17 points.

In the final quarter, Avyree Scholes hit a pair of free throws and the Bombers put up ten points. The blue Streaks managed 14 points over the final seven minutes, but it was far too little, too late.

The Bombers move to 3-0 at home on the season.

Claire Wilhour’s 17 points led the bombers. She also had four assists and three steals in the win. Campbell finished with 11 points while Oberlink put up seven while pulling down 12 rebounds. Mati Griggs scored five points while Elizabeth Johnson and Audrey Wilhour both finished with four points. Scholes added two in the win.

For Martinsville, Payton Propst was the leading scorer with 12 points.

The Lady Bombers are now 5-4 overall on the season. This week they look to keep the wins coming as they host Casey-Westfield on Tuesday and then travel to Neoga on Thursday.

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