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Blue Jays cruise past Burke County

Stanley – Things went about as well as they could’ve for the Stanley Blue Jays in the first quarter. The Blue Jays jumped out to a 30-0 first quarter lead en-route to a 83-20 win over the Burke County Titans in girls basketball action.

Stanley smothered Burke County from the opening tip, making a Burke County shot attempt a rarity in the first half. “We are really good at reading each other, that helps us play great team defense,” said senior Maddie Meiers.

Stanley used their stifiling team defense to generate a handful of fast brake baskets. Sophomore Abby Iverson paced the Blue Jays offensively with a season high 32 points, including 24 points in the first half. Junior Caitlyn Enger poured in 12 points for Stanley, freshman Danae Vachal added 6 points including her first varsity basket.

The Blue Jays are looking to build on the last two strong defensive performances as they enter the heart of the season. Unfortunately, the Blue Jays will be making the journey without standout athlete Savanah Meyer who is out for the season with an injury. “Savanah being gone is very difficult, but we are trying our best to adjust,” Meiers said. “Our goal is to 4-peat as district champions.”

The Blue Jays will travel to Divide County on January 12th for their next game.

Haley Schmidt vs Burke

Blue Jay Haley Schmidt vs. Burke County

Half: Stanley 52, Burke County 6

Stanley (83): Iverson 32, M. Meiers 14, Enger 12, Mills 8, L. Meiers 7, Vachal 6, Schmidt 2, Sorenson 2, Colbenson 2

Burke County (20): Knutson 4, Blom 4, Beeter 4, Koppelsloen 4, Heinmoh 2, Nelson 2

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