BJHS basketball teams split pair with Paola
The Baldwin Junior High School eighth-grade girls remained unbeaten with a victory over Paola last week, while the seventh graders dropped another game.
The eighth graders used a quick 12-5 start in the first quarter to help pave the way to the 32-17 win over Paola. BJHS now has a 7-0 overall mark and are 5-0 in Frontier League play.
"We played overall solid defense against a tall Paola team to secure the victory," said coach Ted Zuzzio.
Katelyn Miles led the way with 11 points, 10 rebounds and five steals. Ellie Meinen chipped in with 10 points. Andrea Hamilton, Jessica Hill and Denise Orloff all had six rebounds. HIll also had five steals.
"Overall, our team did a good job playing as a team and we were tough on defense, which helped us out a lot," said Miles.
The seventh graders played tough in the first quarter, but had trouble in the second and fourth quarters and fell to Paola by a 30-11 count. BJHS is now 1-6 overall and 1-4 in league play.
"We did a great job rebounding in this game it's the best we've done all year," said coach Brenda Shawley.
Marie Ruona headed up that effort on the boards with 10 rebounds. Kelsey Verhaeghe chipped in with six. Five players Amanda VanderTuig, Ruona, Katie Sigvaldson, Verhaeghe and Annie Hannon each had two points.
Both teams were in action again Monday, but results weren't available by press time.