Without scoring in the final four minutes of the game, the Bonduel girls basketball team emerged with a 47-40 victory Thursday in Suring.
The Bears, who led by as many as 18 points in the second half, missed all eight of their free-throw attempts in the final four minutes 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.