BJHS seventh graders take second at Wellsville
WELLSVILLE The Baldwin Junior High School seventh graders opened the season off right with a 55-23 win over arch-rival Wellsville Saturday, but then fell in the finals of the Wellsville Tournament to Gardner by 46-20 score.
In the opener, BJHS jumped out to a 14-2 first-quarter lead and then followed that with a 16-6 surge in the second frame for a 30-8 halftime lead. Baldwin closed out the rout with 13-7 and 12-8 advantages in the third and fourth quarters.
"We came out of the gates running and passing extremely well, which was highlighted with shooting 56 percent from the field. It was a great opener," said coach Ted Zuzzio.
Alex Rushmeyer and Blake Wieden both had 12 points for BJHS and Tayor Ausherman was right behind with 10. Matt Myers and Sam Scott topped the rebounding, both with five. Wieden had three assists and Rushmeyer had three steals.
Gardner returned the favor in the finals, jumping out to a 17-6 first-quarter lead and never looked back. Wieden had 12 points and Ausherman had seven rebounds.
"We were excited about playing the championship game, but we found out playing two games in a three hour time frame against a quality Gardner team was too much for us this early in the season," said Zuzzio.
The team will play its first home game Thursday against Prairie View.