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home : sports : sports Tuesday, May 24, 2016

12/8/2012 Email this articlePrint this article 
Cal-Wheat junior Tessa Kauffman attempts a shot from the corner during the Warriors’ game with Northeast. Kauffman was one of four Warriors to score baskets in the Warriors loss to Bellevue, Tuesday night.
Bellevue controls first half in victory over Warrior girls

By Ross Eberhart
Sports editor

The Calamus-Wheatland girls basketball team faced a 'big' problem when they took on Bellevue, Tuesday night.

The Comets - coming off a season in which they won an outright Big East title and qualified for the state tournament - frequently fed the ball inside the paint against the Warriors with post players Kelsey Ernst and Carly Rubel being the main targets.

The two players - who stand 5-10 and 6-0 respectively - combined for 32 points on 14-of-21 shooting and 11 rebounds as Bellevue earned a 58-12 victory in the Warriors' first road conference game of the season.

While the Comets' size gave Cal-Wheat problems, so too did the Bellevue defense.

The Warriors scored a bucket early in the first quarter of the contest, but that proved to be the team's only points of the first half as Bellevue took a big 39-2 lead at halftime.

Cal-Wheat scored early again in the third quarter and this time was able to add another bucket later in the period. Bellevue, though, still had plenty of breathing room.

The Warriors found most of their offensive success in the fourth quarter as they were able to match their scoring output of the first three quarters in the final eight minutes of play to create the final margin.

Half of Cal-Wheat's points came from sophomore center Becca VanderHeiden and the Warriors also got baskets from Megan Slattery, Tessa Kauffman and McKenna Luepker during the game.

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