The SBCS Lady Ravens cruised through the first half of their NEKL 5th Place game, before allowing the Everest Chargers to creep back into the game in the final quarter. SBCS was ahead 18-11 at the half. After briefly relinquishing their lead with 3:30 to go in the 3rd quarter, when Everest connected on a 3-pointer to make the score 19-18, the Ravens surged back to a comfortable 26-21 lead going into the 4th quarter. However, the Lady Ravens saw their lead disappear just a couple minutes into the final quarter. The Chargers went on a scoring spree throughout the 4th quarter, scoring an amazing 17 points. The Ravens couldn’t get their shots to fall at the end of the game, as they watched the game slowly slip out of their reach. Ultimately, SBCS fell 30-38, finishing at 6th place in the NEKL. The Lady Ravens finished at 8-7 on the season.  

Bethany Urban led the Lady Ravens in scoring with 9 points. Urban also posted 2 assists and a rebound. Hannah Kocour had another big game for SBCS, posting 8 points, 2 rebounds, and 3 steals. The Lady Ravens were also helped by Emily Beien’s 12 rebounds and 6 points. Norah Koechner added 4 points, 4 steals, and 2 rebounds. Scarlett Begley and Margaret Kerr each posted a basket for SBCS, while Begley added 7 rebounds, and Kerr contributed 5 steals and 2 assists.

Congratulations to the SBCS Lady Ravens on a great 2018 season!

The SBCS Lady Ravens squeaked past the Pleasant Ridge Rams in their NEKL semifinal game on Thursday night. After posting a huge first half with 20 points, the Ravens went cold and scored only 3 points in the entire second half. Fortunately, that was just enough to beat the Rams, as SBCS clung to a 23-21 lead when the final buzzer sounded.

Hannah Kocour had a huge night for the Lady Ravens, leading all scorers with 9 points. Kocour added a pair of rebounds, 3 steals, and an assist. Emily Beien added 4 points and 8 rebounds; while Margaret Kerr scored 4 points on two layups, fueled by a couple of her numerous steals in the game. Norah Koechner and Kylie Green also scored for SBCS. Koechner pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds.

The Lady Ravens will play the final game of the 2018 basketball season on Saturday, December 8. Tip-off is set for 10:15am at Everest. SBCS will face the winner of the Everest-McLouth game, which is being played later Thursday evening. Good luck to the Lady Ravens as they seek to finish the season with a win!

The SBCS Lady Ravens put up a valiant effort in the 4th Quarter, but couldn’t ever pull ahead of the Valley Fall Dragons in their NEKL Quarterfinal game. SBCS was the #5 seed, while Valley Falls was seeded #4. Despite pulling within 3 points, 16-19, with two minutes remaining in the game, SBCS ultimately fell to the Dragons 18-23. Turnovers again plagued the Ravens, as SBCS committed 22 turnovers in the game. Additionally, the Lady Ravens shot only 20% from the field, as shooting continued to be a problem for SBCS.  

Emily Beien led the Lady Ravens with 6 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals, and 2 assists. Kylie Green was another key contributor for the Ravens with 6 points, 6 rebounds, and a steal. Norah Koechner added a basket, while also grabbing 4 rebounds. Margaret Kerr added one basket, 5 rebounds, 3 steals, and an assist. Bethany Urban scored 2 points and secured 3 rebounds before fouling out in the second half.

The loss sends the Ravens to the consolation side of the bracket. SBCS will take on #8 Pleasant Ridge at 4:00pm on Thursday, December 6. The game will be played at Everest Middle School Gym. Top-seeded ACCJHS defeated Pleasant Ridge 34-6 on Monday night. Good luck to the Lady Ravens!

SBCS won their second game in two days, as the Lady Ravens defeated the Bulldogs on Thursday night, just one day after posting a commanding win over Oskaloosa. United by a great team effort, the Ravens racked up 41 points from eight different scorers. SBCS held McLouth to 15 points in the game.

Hannah Kocour led all scorers with 10 points. Kocour also finished with 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 rebounds. Margaret Kerr added 6 points, grabbed 3 rebounds, contributed 2 assists, and led the Ravens with 6 steals. Emily Beien had a big game for SBCS, posting a team-high 10 rebounds, scoring 6 points, and finishing with 2 assists. Also having a big game for the Lady Ravens was Kylie Green, who grabbed 9 rebounds and scored 4 points. Bethany Urban added 6 points, along with a pair of steals and rebounds, and 3 assists. Hope Baniewicz came off the bench in the 4th quarter to score 4 points on stolen layups. Grace Raplinger and Scarlett Begley each scored a basket for SBCS and combined for 6 rebounds. Eight rebounds and an assist were Norah Koechner’s contribution to the Lady Raven effort.

Cora Thorne’s big night set the stage for the Lady Ravens in the B Game. Thorne finished with 15 points, and five rebounds. Hope Baniewicz and Emma Ruckdeschel also scored for the Ravens, with each of them chipping in 4 points. Macie Adams, Priscilla Whorton, and Ellie Johnson combined for 9 rebounds. SBCS defeated McLouth 23-16.

The Lady Raven A Team will continue the season next week in the NEKL Championship Tournament. SBCS is the #5 seed for the tournament, and will take on #4 Valley Falls at ACCJHS on Monday night, December 3. Game time is at 6:15pm. Good luck to the Lady Ravens!

The SBCS Lady Ravens were victorious in their final home game of the season, sweeping the Oskaloosa Bears in the A, B, and C games. After two cancellations due to the snow, SBCS and Oskaloosa finally got to play! Seven Lady Ravens also ended their basketball career at SBCS, and were recognized before their game. Scarlett Begley, Emily Beien, Kylie Green, Margaret Kerr, Hannah Kocour, Norah Koechner, and Grace Raplinger did an outstanding job leading the Ravens throughout the season.

In the A Game, Norah Koechner led the Ravens with 8 points and 2 rebounds. Hannah Kocour chipped in 7 points, a rebound, and a steal. Grace Raplinger, Scarlett Begley, and Emily Beien all added three points to the Lady Raven total. Margaret Kerr made five steals, while also connecting on a basket. SBCS defeated the Bears 26-7.

The B Game also went in favor of the Ravens, as SBCS defeated Oskaloosa 18-11. Bethany Urban was the leading scorer with 9 points. Hope Baniewicz added 6 points, while Emma Ruckdeschel and Ellie Johnson also scored for the Ravens.

SBCS won the C Game, which was only 2 quarters due to limited players, by a score of 8-2. Christina led the Ravens with 4 points, while Clare Harris and Ellie Johnson also connected on their shots. Cora Thorne and Ellie Johnson combined for four rebounds. Iyla Hall posted three steals.

SBCS will travel to McLouth on Thursday to end the regular season. A and B teams will both be in action. The B team will tip off at 4:30pm, and the A Game will follow. Good luck to the Lady Ravens!

The SBCS A team begins play in the NEKL Championship Tournament on Monday, December 3. The #5 seed SBCS will take on #4 seed Valley Falls at 6:15pm at ACCJHS. ACCJHS is the #1 seed and will be hosting the first round.

SBCS took on the Jackson Heights Cobras in a rematch of the first game of the season. The Cobras defeated the Ravens 19-6 back in mid-October. SBCS scored more than twice as many points in this meeting, but unfortunately, so did the Cobras. The Lady Ravens took several good shots, but couldn’t get many shots to fall, finishing the game with just a 15% shooting percentage from the field. Ultimately, the Cobras pulled away from the Ravens for a 36-14 win over SBCS.

The Ravens provided a balanced attack with scoring split among Margaret Kerr, Scarlett Begley, Hope Baniewicz, Kylie Green, and Emily Beien. Rebounding was also another Raven weakness in the game, as they gave the Cobras lots of second chance points. Despite the rebounding woes, Beien and Green each grabbed seven rebounds, while Kerr added three.

In the B Game, the Ravens didn’t fare any better, finishing with almost the exact same score as in the A Game. The Cobras downed the Ravens 37-16. Bethany Urban led the Ravens with six points and two steals. Emma Ruckdeschel added four points and two rebounds. Sarah Humburg and Cora Thorne also scored for the Lady Ravens. Thorne led the Ravens in rebounds with three.

The Lady Ravens will enjoy their Thanksgiving holiday before returning to action next Monday, November 26. Next Monday’s game will be the final home game for the Lady Ravens this season, as the Ravens clash with the Oskaloosa Bears. The 8th graders will also be recognized at a short ceremony between the C and A games. All three teams are in action in B, C(1/2), A order. Good luck to the Lady Ravens at their last home game in the Senecal Gym!  

The Lady Ravens played their second game of the week on Tuesday night, taking on cross-town rival Atchison Middle School. SBCS played together as a team to defeat AMSl 29-14. After a slow start, the Ravens finally connected on some shots in the second half, and were able to pull away from the Braves.

Emily Beien led the Ravens as she posted her first double-double of the season, scoring 15 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Kylie Green had another solid game for the Lady Ravens, scoring four points and securing nine boards. Margaret Kerr connected on a pair of baskets to finish with four points, along with three rebounds and a team-high eight steals. Scarlett Begley, Norah Koechner, and Emma Ruckdeschel also scored for SBCS. Hannah Kocour grabbed five rebounds and had two assists and two steals.

SBCS cruised to victory in the B game, posting a 22-7 win over AMS. Emma Ruckdeschel scored six points to lead the Raven charge. Clare Harris, Bethany Urban, and Hope Baniewicz all finished with a pair of baskets, while Cora Thorne and Ellie Johnson each added another basket. Harris, Thorne, and Johnson all secured three boards in the big victory. Baniewicz and Christina Hernandez each forced four steals.

The Lady Ravens are off until next Monday, November 19, when they will take on Jackson Heights on the road. SBCS lost the first meeting between the two teams this season by a score of 19-6. The A and B team will play at Jackson Heights, with tip-off set for 4:30pm. Good luck, Lady Ravens!

The SBCS basketball team fell to the ACCJHS Tigers, on Monday night, losing for just the third time this season. The Ravens struggled to get the ball up the court, committing several turnovers. By the end of the game, the Ravens had committed more than 25 turnovers. Similarly, the quick and tall Tiger offense continually kept the Ravens guessing, as ACCJHS was skilled in completing the hard-to-defend back door play. ACCJHS defeated SBCS 39-16. SBCS is now holds a 5-3 record this season.

Norah Koechner had a big game for the Ravens, posting six points, grabbing five rebounds, and making two steals. Bethany Urban came off the bench to tremendously help the Ravens energy, as she scored six points, secured two rebounds, and forced two steals. Margaret Kerr added three points, while Kylie Green also connected on a free throw. Emily Beien led the Ravens in rebounds with six, with Green tacking on another four boards.

The Lady Ravens led the B Game for all but the last minute of play. SBCS had a 9-5 halftime lead, and a 13-9 lead at the end of the third quarter. However, the Tigers went on a scoring frenzy in the final two minutes to defeat the Ravens 15-16. Emma Ruckdeschel led the Lady Ravens with seven points, seven rebounds, and three steals. Bethany Urban also scored for SBCS. Hope Baniewicz and Cora Thorne posted four rebounds each to aid the Raven effort.

SBCS was victorious in the C Game, defeating the Tigers 18-6. Ellie Johnson led the Ravens with her six points and five rebounds. Clare Harris added four more points. Iyla Hall, Macie Adams, Priscilla Whorton, and Cora Thorne also scored for the Lady Ravens. Hall and Adams each posted three steals, while Adams, Thorne, Sarah Humburg, and Christian Hernandez all snagged three rebounds.

The Lady Ravens will be right back in action on Tuesday night, November 13, at home. SBCS will host Atchison Middle School at 4:30pm. The A and B teams will battle the Braves for town bragging rights. Good luck to the Lady Ravens!

The Ravens and Rams engaged in a tough defensive struggle on Thursday night, with both teams missing several shots, but also playing strong defense. SBCS won the low-scoring game over the Pleasant Ridge Rams by a score of 10-9.

Hannah Kocour and Emily Beien each scored a pair of baskets for the Lady Ravens. Beien added seven rebounds. Margaret Kerr scored the game-winning basket in the 4th quarter, while also forcing seven steals, and finishing with two assists. Kylie Green, Norah Koechner, and Grace Raplinger each added three rebounds for SBCS.

The Lady Raven B Team scored almost twice as many points as the A Team did, securing a 19-16 victory over the Rams. Bethany Urban led the Lady Ravens with ten points, four rebounds, three steals, and an assist. Hope Baniewicz and Emma Ruckdeschel contributed four points each to the SBCS total. Cora Thorne also scored for the Ravens. After the game was tied 12-12 at the end of the 3rd quarter, the Lady Ravens made a final push to the end. Hope Baniewicz’s free throws in the final minute iced the game, and ensured the Lady Ravens would be victorious.

In the C Game, SBCS fell to the Rams 6-8. Macie Adams, Christina Hernandez, and Ellie Johnson scored the Raven baskets. Hernandez and Johnson also finished with four rebounds each.

The Lady Ravens will have a busy week next week. They travel to ACCJHS on Monday night, with all three teams in action in B, C, A order. Tip-off is set for 4:30pm. The Lady Ravens then return home to host cross-town rival AMS on Tuesday, November 13, at 4:30pm, with only A and B teams playing. Good luck to the Lady Ravens!

SBCS posted a win on Monday night at Everest, after surviving a physical contest against the Chargers. The Lady Ravens pulled away in the second half to post a 25-19 win, after trading baskets with Everest for most of the first half. SBCS owned a 12-10 halftime lead.

The leading Raven scorer was Emily Beien, who posted nine points, while also securing five rebounds. Beien also finished with an assist. Kylie Green was instrumental in the Lady Ravens victory, scoring six points and grabbing seven rebounds. Scarlett Begley had a big game, finishing with six points, three rebounds, and an assist. Hannah Kocour added a pair of points for the Ravens, along with two blocked shots. Norah Koechner grabbed four rebounds for the Lady Ravens.  

The Ravens didn’t fare as well in the B Game, despite their great efforts. SBCS lost another game in the final minute, this time falling to the Chargers 16-19 after having a lead late in the 4th quarter. Bethany Urban’s sharp shooting kept the Ravens in the game, as she scored 12 points. Sarah Humburg scored the other two SBCS baskets, along with securing three rebounds. Ellie Johnson, Hope Baniewicz, and Priscilla Whorton each added three rebounds. Emma Ruckdeschel contributed two assists.

SBCS returns home to host Pleasant Ridge on Thursday, November 8, at 4:30pm. All three teams will be in action. Good luck to the Lady Ravens!

The SBCS Lady Ravens put up a valiant fight on Thursday night, but came up short against the tough Valley Falls team. The Ravens struggled to score and committed more than twenty turnovers. However, with the help of their defense, the Ravens held the Dragons to just 16 points. Ultimately, the SBCS fell 10-16. SBCS pulled within one basket, making the score 10-12, about halfway through the 4th quarter, but couldn’t ever get closer than that, as the Dragons went on a 4-0 run to end the game.

Norah Koechner and Margaret Kerr led the Ravens, as they each scored two baskets, posted an assist, and grabbed a pair of rebounds. Kerr sparked the Raven defense with her seven steals. Bethany Urban scored the other Raven basket. Scarlett Begley finished with three rebounds.

In the B Game, the Ravens lost a heartbreaker to the Dragons, falling 16-17, after having the lead with about one minute remaining the game. The Ravens were led by Emma Ruckdeschel’s eight points and two rebounds. Iyla Hall, Bethany Urban, and Hope Baniewicz also scored baskets for SBCS. Baniewicz led the defense with six steals, while Bethany Urban added four more steals. Cora Thorne grabbed a team-high three rebounds.

SBCS is back in action on Monday, November 5, at Everest Middle School. Only the A and B teams will be playing, with the first game set to tip off at 4:30pm. Good luck to the Lady Ravens!

The SBCS Lady Ravens posted their most exciting victory of the season, shocking the JCN Chargers. SBCS defeated JCN 22-21 behind stellar defense in the 4th quarter. The Ravens held the perennially dominating JCN team to 0 points in the 1st quarter, and continued to keep the Chargers at bay for most of the first half, as SBCS only trailed 7-8 at halftime. In their usual fashion, JCN began chipping away at the Raven lead, and pulled ahead 15-9 in the 3rd quarter. Just as JCN fans thought the game was sealed, with the Chargers up 11-18 with about 3 minutes to play, the Raven defense kicked into high gear. SBCS denied any pass the Chargers attempted to make, and forced several turnovers and steals. The Ravens pulled within one point with about two minutes remaining in the game. Seventh-grader Bethany Urban came off the bench and provided a spark the Ravens needed. Urban made a jump shot with about 2:30 left, and then followed that up with a steal and a quick basket when the Chargers tried to make a pass inbounds. The Chargers answered the Ravens, coming back to score a basket of their own to hold a 21-20 lead over the Ravens. SBCS was not going to give up the game to the Chargers, and they continued their dominating defense.

The game-winning basket came on a football-style Hail Mary pass that went the entire length of the court. Margaret Kerr grabbed a loose ball on the Charger side of the court, and threw a monster pass to Hannah Kocour. Kocour expertly reeled in the ball, gained control with a couple dribbles under the Raven rim, and scored the game-winning basket. With SBCS up 22-21 now, JCN called a timeout to set up a play. However, the Raven defense remained strong, just as it had for the whole game, and kept the Chargers from getting their planned shot to fall. Even with JCN getting one more chance with a rebound, the Raven defense was distracting enough to keep the ball out of the Chargers basket.

Hannah Kocour led the Raven scoring effort with eight points. Kocour also had a pair of rebounds and steals. Bethany Urban added five points to the Raven total, including her two 4th quarter baskets, and a crucial free throw after she was fouled. Norah Koechner played a huge role on both offense and defense for the Lady Ravens, as she scored seven points and grabbed four rebounds. Kylie Green scored a basket for SBCS, while Emily Beien led the Ravens in rebounding with five. Margaret Kerr posted three steals, three rebounds, and the assist on the game-winning basket.

The SBCS B team fell to the Chargers 17-29. Bethany Urban was the leading scorer with six points. In the C game, the Lady Ravens won big, as they posted a 32-8 victory. Iyla Hall led the Ravens with eight points and two rebounds. Christina Hernandez added another eight points for the Lady Ravens. Ellie Johnson posted a season-high 14 rebounds in the game, while also scoring six points. Cora Thorne played a big role in the win, with her six points and five rebounds. Clare Harris also scored for SBCS. 

SBCS returns home to face Valley Falls on Thursday. Valley Falls only has an A and B team. Therefore, the B teams will face off first, beginning at 4:30pm, while the A game is set to tip off at about 5:30pm. Good luck Lady Ravens!

The SBCS Lady Ravens burst onto the court on Thursday evening, handily defeating the McLouth Bulldogs. The Lady Ravens jumped out to a 14-2 lead in the 1st Quarter behind several steals and great team plays. SBCS pushed a fast pace game, and never looked back. The Ravens finished with a 41-19 victory, the greatest number of points for SBCS this season.

Emily Beien was the leading scorer and rebounder for the Lady Ravens, as she scored a career-high 16 points. Beien added seven rebounds, two assists, and a steal in her outstanding performance against the Bulldogs. Beien was 8/9 on the field goals she attempted, giving her an 88% shooting percentage from the field. Emma Ruckdeschel was the next highest scorer for SBCS, coming off the bench in the 4th quarter and scoring six points. Margaret Kerr added five points, while leading the Ravens in steals with three. Hope Baniewicz and Kylie Green both added a pair of baskets for SBCS, and Green also grabbed five rebounds. The other Raven scorers included Sarah Humburg, Norah Koechner, Grace Raplinger, and Bethany Urban. Cora Thorne came off the bench in the 4th quarter and grabbed four rebounds in her three minutes of play.

The Lady Ravens were also victorious in the B game, winning 20-12. Bethany Urban led the Ravens with five points, including a buzzer-beating three-pointer to end the first half. Hope Baniewicz and Emma Ruckdeschel added two baskets apiece, with Baniewicz also securing three rebounds. Christina Hernandez, Sarah Humburg, and Cora Thorne scored the other Lady Raven baskets. Ellie Johnson grabbed a team-high four rebounds, while Bethany Urban led the team with three steals.

SBCS will travel to JCN on Monday, October 29 to take on the Chargers. All three teams will be in action, in B, C, A order. The first game will tip off at 4:30pm, with the other games to follow. Good luck to the Lady Ravens!  

The SBCS girls basketball team posted their first win of the season at Oskaloosa on Monday night, defeating the Bears 28-15 in the A Game. All three Raven teams played well and showed great hustle, communication, and teamwork.

Balanced scoring once again propelled the Ravens to victory, as nine different players contributed to the final score. Scarlett Begley led the Lady Ravens with six points, four rebounds and a steal. Emily Beien added five points, four rebounds, two steals, and an assist. Norah Koechner finished with four points, two rebounds, two steals, and two assists. Also scoring for the Ravens were Grace Raplinger (3 points), and Hannah Kocour, Claire Harris, Hope Baniewicz, Emma Ruckdeschel, and Kylie Green, each scoring a basket. Margaret Kerr led the team in steals, as she finished with four. Kylie Green was another key to the Ravens defense with her five rebounds.

In the B Game, SBCS made things very entertaining and exciting with lots of back and forth scoring before securing a 27-22 win over the Bears. The C Game didn’t end up in the Ravens favor, as they fell 4-12. All four points in the C game were scored by Christina Hernandez.

The Lady Ravens are back in action at home on Thursday, October 25, as they host McLouth. Game times are 4:30 (B Game) and 5:30 (A Game). Good luck to the Lady Ravens!  

The SBCS Lady Ravens lost their season and home opener on Thursday night, falling to the Jackson Heights Cobras 19-6. The Lady Ravens held Jackson Heights to an unusually low score for the Cobras, but couldn’t put the ball in the basket for themselves either.

SBCS scored just one field goal the whole game, which came from Grace Raplinger during the 3rd Quarter. Scarlett Begley sank a pair of free throws, while Emily Beien and Kylie Green each scored a point from the free throw line. Emily Beien led the Lady Ravens in rebounds with five, while Margaret Kerr added five steals.

The Lady Ravens fell to the Cobras in the B game as well, 18-28, despite a balanced Ravens attack. The Ravens spread their scoring out among seven players. Christina Hernandez led the Ravens with six points, coming from her two big three-pointers! Clare Harris, Sarah Humburg, Bethany Urban, Hope Baniewicz, Emma Ruckdeschel, and Ellie Johnson all scored a basket. Ruckdeschel posted four steals, and Baniewicz finished with three steals.  

SBCS is back in action on Monday, October 22, at Oskaloosa. The games will be played in B, C, A order, beginning at 4:30. The C game will consist of just two quarters. Good luck to the Lady Ravens as they hit the road for the first time this season!

The SBCS Lady Ravens were victorious in their final game of the 2017, defeating Valley Falls 14-13 in the NEKL Tournament 7th Place Game. After splitting the regular season meetings, the game was up for grabs for either the Ravens or Dragons. SBCS won the first game of the season back in October against the Dragons, and then dropped the November meeting on the road in Valley Falls. Looking to end their season on a positive note, and secure a final win, the Lady Ravens were ready to play on Saturday morning. 

Eighth grader Zoey Stec was the leading scorer for the Lady Ravens, in her final game for SBCS. Hannah Kocour and Scarlett Begley also scored for the Lady Ravens. 

The win today and the 7th place finish marks the best finish for SBCS in girls basketball over the past three years. SBCS finishes the 2017 season with a 5-10 overall record. Congratulations to the Lady Ravens for a fun season! 

The SBCS Lady Ravens looked weak on Thursday night in their NEKL Tournament semifinal game against the Oskoloosa Bears. The #7 Ravens struggled to score points in their 8-12 loss to the #6 Bears. SBCS had already defeated Oskaloosa twice this season, 16-15 on October 16, and 17-15 on November 16.

Margaret Mary Kerr led the Ravens in several categories including points scored (4), in steals (5), and was second in rebounds (3). Hannah Kocour scored the only other Raven field goal, on a nice jumper from the baseline. Kocour also posted 3 rebounds and a steal. Emily Beien and Zoey Stec connected on one free throw each. Elizabeth Humburg posted a team-high 5 rebounds in the game.

The loss sends SBCS to the 7th Place game in the NEKL Tournament for the third year in a row. The Lady Ravens will play Valley Falls on Saturday morning at 9:00am. The game will be in the McLouth Purple Gym. Good luck to the Lady Ravens in the final game of the season! 


SBCS faced JCN for the third time this season, and the second time in the last week, in a Quarterfinal Game in the Northeast Kansas League Tournament. The Lady Ravens have significantly cut down the margin of loss against the Chargers as the season has progressed. Tonight, SBCS fell 11-24, but trailed only 7-15 at halftime.

St. Benedict’s balanced scoring attack helped to keep the Ravens in the game. Zoey Stec led the Ravens with 4 points and 2 steals. Emily Beien added a basket, while securing 5 rebounds. Hannah Kocour made a basket and got 3 rebounds, while Norah Koechner connected on the 3-pointer and secured 2 rebounds. Elizabeth Humburg led the Lady Ravens defensively, grabbing 6 rebounds. Margaret Mary Kerr posted a team-high 4 steals.

The #7 SBCS Ravens will now face the #6 Oskaloosa Bears in a semifinal game on Thursday night, December 7. The game will tip at 5:45pm, at McLouth. Good luck to the Lady Ravens as they continue in the NEKL tournament! 


The SBCS girls basketball team put together a great game, both offensively and defensively, to play the tough and talented JCN team very close. The Ravens had fallen to the Chargers 3-42 back in October, committing a season high 25 turnover in the process. However, tonight was a very different story! SBCS made key plays throughout the game, keeping the game within striking distance. Not once did SBCS let JCN get more than nine points ahead. SBCS cut their turnovers in half, making only 12 in tonight’s meeting. In fact, the Chargers outscored the Ravens 20-0 in the first quarter alone on October 23, but the Ravens held the Chargers to 20 points in the whole game tonight! Despite the Ravens tremendous effort and improvement, they still fell 11-20 in the A Game.

Emily Beien led the Lady Ravens with 4 points and 9 rebounds. Scarlett Begley added 3 points, while Zoey Stec and Norah Koechner each added a basket. Elizabeth Humburg added 5 rebounds for the Lady Ravens.

In the B game, the Chargers were 18-13 winners over the Ravens. Elizabeth Humburg and Zoey Stec each scored 4 points, greatly helping their team during their last game in the Senecal Gym. Norah Koechner, Margaret Kerr, and Emily Beien also scored for SBCS. Hannah Kocour led the team in rebounds with 3.

Three 8th graders were recognized between games as they celebrated playing their last home game in the Senecal Gym tonight. Elizabeth Humburg, Sadee Mason, and Zoey Stec have contributed a great deal to the SBCS girls basketball program over the last two years. Mary Wurtz, currently out of the country on a family trip, was the fourth Lady Raven 8th grader to represent SBCS so well this season. We thank them for their dedication.

SBCS travels to Jackson Heights on Thursday, November 30. The Lady Ravens will play the B game at 4:30, followed by the A Game. Good luck to the Lady Ravens in the last regular season game. NEKL Tournament play begins next Monday. 


The Lady Ravens split their games in Valley Falls on Monday night. While both games were close, SBCS was only able to secure the victory in the B Game. The Ravens defeated the Dragons 19-13, before falling in the A Game 16-20.

In B Game action, Zoey Stec burst onto the scene, in her first game back after sustaining a concussion almost three weeks ago. Stec scored 7 points to lead the team. Emily Beien and Norah Koechner each scored a pair of baskets for SBCS, while Scarlett Begley and Hannah Kocour each added 2 points for the Lady Ravens. Elizabeth Humburg led SBCS in rebounds with 3. Margaret Mary Kerr posted 2 steals.

The Ravens controlled most of the A game, leading for the whole game until the 4th quarter. Valley Falls connected on a three-pointer off an inbounds play that proved to seal the game early in the final quarter. Scarlett Begley had one of her best games of the season, scoring 6 points and grabbing 3 rebounds. Begley’s strong and early scoring set the tone for the Ravens. Emily Beien added another 6 points for the Ravens, while also helping tremendously on defense with her 8 rebounds. Zoey Stec was the other SBCS scorer, adding 4 points to the Raven total. Margaret Mary Kerr added two assists for the Ravens, and Begley and Koechner also tallied assists.

SBCS will be off on Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday, and will resume NEKL play on Monday, November 28, 2017. The Ravens will host JCN for 8th grade night. JCN won the previous match-up between the two teams back in mid-October. Good luck to the Lady Ravens!