BJHS eighth graders take tournament title
The Baldwin Junior High School eighth-grade girls basketball team opened the season by winning the Wellsville Tournament last week.
BJHS walloped Wellsville 49-10 in the championship game. To get to the title game, Baldwin topped Spring Hill 37-24.
"Our team defense was outstanding," said coach Ted Zuzzio. "It's always special when you win a tournament. It's very pleasing to watch these girls play unselfishly and execute plays."
Against Wellsville, Katelyn Miles led the way with 16 points, eight rebounds and eight steals. Miles had 12 points and eight rebounds against Spring Hill, but teammate Denise Orloff also chipped in with a dozen points and hauled down 17 rebounds.
The seventh graders didn't fare as well in the tourney, going 0-2 with an 18-14 loss to Wellsville and a 35-14 loss to Spring Hill. Marie Ruona had eight points against Wellsville and Kelsey Verhaeghe had six steals. Against Spring Hill, Katie Frank and Annie Hannon both had four points.
"We really kept in the game with our defense," said coach Brenda Shawley of the Wellsville game. "Having 18 steals in a game means we're making good decisions on defense and this is a positive step for our team."