The Paper photo by Lori Poteet 
Cheyenne Warren led the Chargers with 14 points, going 5-for-6 on free throws.
The Paper photo by Lori Poteet
Cheyenne Warren led the Chargers with 14 points, going 5-for-6 on free throws.

Too many unanswered Western Boone runs led the Stars to a 79-33 Sectional 25 victory over the North Montgomery Chargers.

A close first few minutes saw two tied scores with senior Carli Cahill dropping in North’s first two and Kelsey Sabens the next two. However, the stars went on a 10-point run with the Chargers unable to score from 5:00 to 2:15. A buzzer three for the Stars put it at 19-7 after the first and North could not get back into the game from there.

“We were just a day late and a dollar short,” Charger coach Ryan Nuppnau said.

The Stars had four seven-point or more unanswered runs, one in each quarter, leaving North to pick up the pieces. Senior Cheyenne Warren’s 11 points in the second led their highest scoring quarter.

North came out with a press and a little revived energy in the second half.

“We just got ourselves in too much of a hole,” Nuppnau said. “They came out in the second half better, playing harder but by then it was too late.”

Nuppnau used the word ‘swarmed’ to describe their defense and swarming is exactly what they did. They maintained their press throughout and forced 22 turnovers for North. The Stars had a deep bench and one too many power players for North.

Seven-of-10 Western Boone players contributed to the Stars’ 79 with four girls in double-digits. Rachel Ramey had the game high of 19 points, Madison Jones had 16, Olivia Hole with 13 and Taylor Vanderpool with 12.

The Chargers were led by Warren’s 14 followed by Kesley Sabens six, contributing nine boards as well. Both missed one free throw between them with Warren going 5-for-6 and Sabens going 4-for-4.

Western Boone faces Tri-West, who won 82-43 against Frankfort, on Friday at 7:30 p.m. after the Lebanon/ Greencastle game.

North’s three seniors were Warren, Cahill, and Lauren McClaskey.

“We couldn’t ask for a better group of three girls,” Nuppnau said. “They are great girls overall, that want the best for the team and not for themselves. Each and every one of them has improved so much from last year to this year.”

Nuppnau said they were critical to the program’s growth this year.

“We made the right steps in the right direction and that’s because of those three seniors taking the leadership that they did.”