BJHS teams split with Anderson County
The Baldwin Junior High School eighth graders won big and the seventh graders barely fell in basketball action Thursday at home.
BJHS's eighth graders shut out Anderson County in the first half to lead 20-0 on the way to a 44-9 victory. The win improved BJHS's record to 4-0.
"We came out and played strong defense the entire game and it's always nice when everyone scores," said coach Ted Zuzzio.
Katelyn Miles led the way with 11 points, seven rebounds and eight steals. Ellie Meinen added eight points. Jessica Hill and Charley Jo Schwartz each had eight rebounds. Schwartz also had six steals.
It was a heart-breaker for the seventh graders as they lost 19-17 in overtime. BJHS led 6-2 after the first quarter and 10-6 at halftime. Baldwin was shut out in the third quarter and Anderson County rallied to tie it at 17 to force the overtime where one more bucket decided the game.
"I was pleased with the way we worked our offense to get wonderful looks at the basket," said coach Brenda Shawley. "Our shots just didn't fall. We stayed close in the game with good defense."
Katie Frank topped the scoring with six points and Annie Hannon had four. Marie Ruona and Emily Krysztof each had five rebounds. Kelsey Verhaeghe chipped in with six steals.
The loss dropped the seventh grade's record to 0-4.
In junior varsity play, the BJHS eighth graders won 10-5 to improve to 2-2, and the seventh graders won 22-10 to move to 2-0.