BJHS teams busy
The basketball teams at Baldwin Junior High School are into full swing. They played several games in the last week, with the seventh-grade varsity leading the way with a 45-10 win over Prairie View.
After a slow first half that saw BJHS gain just a 12-6 lead, the squad put the game away with a 17-0 run in the third quarter and followed that with a 16-4 advantage in the final frame to take the lopsided win.
"We came out sluggish the first half, but our second half was quality basketball with great transition, court spacing, timely passes and left-handed layups," said coach Ted Zuzzio, who won his 400th varsity game. His junior high record is now 68-5, to go along with his high school mark of 332-112.
Alex Rushmeyer was the lone double-digit scorer with 12 points. Sam Pippert, Andy Madl and Blake Wieden each added six points in a balanced attack. Tayor Ausherman topped the rebounding with five, Travis Moore had five assists and Wieden had six steals. The win improved BJHS's record to 2-1.
In junior varsity action, BJHS beat Prairie View 20-15 behind Avery Baughan's eight points. Wes Callahan had six rebounds. Against Wheatridge, BJHS fell 22-16. Zack Rockers had six points and John Rake had five rebounds.
In eighth-grade junior varsity play, BJHS beat Prairie View 28-11 and topped Wheatridge 27-25 in overtime. Against Prairie View, Cody Nelson had 12 points and Daniel Morris had seven rebounds. Dale Baker led the way against Wheatridge with eight points and Jared Chalander had seven points and 11 rebounds.
No information was available on eighth-grade varsity.