BJHS seventh improves to 4-3 with wins
The Baldwin Junior High School seventh graders improved to 4-3 with a 27-27 victory over Louisburg Monday night. BJHS had beaten Paola 40-29 Thursday to even the record at 3-3.
Against Louisburg, BJHS went up 12-5 at halftime and held off a second-half surge to claim the victory.
"The execution of our out of bounds plays, plus the desire to run the floor were very instrumental in this victory," said coach Ted Zuzzio.
Matt Myers led the effort with seven points and five rebounds. Taylor Ausherman swept the boards for nine rebounds and Blake Wieden had seven, to go along with three steals.
In the Paola game, Baldwin jumped on top 12-4 in the first quarter and extended that lead to 24-12 at halftime.
Alex Rushmeyer topped the scoring with 12 points, Wieden added nine and Myers had eight. Myers also had eight rebounds and Wieden had seven.
"We hustled, ran the floor well and our passing was pretty good," said Zuzzio. "It was a nice win."
In junior varsity play, the BJHS seventh graders fell to Louisburg 26-14. Adam Deere and Nathan Dick both had three points.
The eighth-grade junior varsity "white" team topped Louisburg 28-9. Jared Chalander had eight points and six rebounds to lead the cause. No other eighth grade information was available.