BNL’s Bunch caps busy
travel month with final
stop at Battle of Bridges
By Justin Sokeland
LOUISVILLE – The miles add up. The road becomes a blur. The games are fast paced and fly past. This is summer basketball.
For Bedford North Lawrence junior Kennedy Bunch, July was a whirlwind, capped by her appearance in the Battle of the Bridges event on Saturday. She competed in the Future Stars game, going scoreless while representing Indiana as the Hoosiers dropped a 71-53 decision to Kentucky.
This format is not Bunch’s forte. She is a set shooter, dangerous from the 3-point line, who does not create her own shot. She depends on teamwork, movement, passes. Those words are often a foreign language in this culture.
Yet Bunch gained something from the experience, and logged it in her mental memory bank. She has journeyed from Nashville, to Baltimore, to Lexington twice, since July 1, playing as many games in one month as the Stars will during an entire season. That, pardon the pun, is a Bunch of games.
“There’s never too much,” Bunch said. Why?