BJHS sees teams improve records
The Baldwin Junior High School basketball teams both improved their records in recent action. The eighth graders downed Olathe Christian 67-33 and the seventh graders won 46-34. The eighth graders topped Perry-Lecompton 55-52 while the seventh graders edged out a 36-35 win.
In the eighth-grade games, Jeremy Wright had 22 points against Perry and 18 against Olathe Christian. Ryan Jorgensen was next in both contests with 13 and 17 points, respectively, and topped the rebounding in both with eight and seven.
The victories moved the eighth grade's record to 5-4.
In seventh-grade action, Blake Wieden had 16 points against Olathe Christian and 12 against Perry. Alex Rushmeyer was next in both contests with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Baldwin also topped Osawatomie 42-40 behind Wieden's 15 points and 11 rebounds. With the wins, the seventh grade improved to 7-3.
"It was outstanding effort by our entire team," said Ted Zuzzio, coach of the seventh grade. "We played aggressively on both ends of the court."
"It was another great start for the kids," said Ahman Reaka, coach of the eighth grade. "They shot well and hustled up the court and finally showed that they can put all aspects of the game together and play like they are capable of."
The eighth-grade junior varsity lost to Perry 21-17. Jared Chalander had eight points and eight rebounds.
In seventh-grade JV action, Baldwin beat Osawatomie 21-11 and Anderson County 19-16. Adam Deere had seven and six points and Nathan Dick had six points.