BJHS eighth grade splits strange pair
It was a tale of two different games for the Baldwin Junior High School eighth grade basketball team last week.
On Monday, BJHS's offense was clicking and resulted in a 29-21 win over Basehor-Linwood. The next night, stone-cold shooting resulted in a 21-13 loss to Eudora.
In the victory, Baldwin jumped out 11-5 in the first quarter and extended that to 20-7 by halftime. From there, the Bulldogs held on.
"We ran our offense well the first half and played steady on defense throughout the game," said coach Ted Zuzzio. "It was great beating a physically taller opponent."
BJHS had balanced scoring with Annie Hannon leading the way with nine points and Amanda Vander Tuig and Kelsey Verhaeghe both with six. All three also chipped in with five rebounds.
In Tuesday's loss to Eudora, Baldwin's shooting deserted the Bulldogs as they only hit eight percent from the field on six of 50 shooting.
"We had so many good shot opportunities, but they just didn't fall," said Zuzzio. "It wasn't our night."
Vander Tuig had six points and five rebounds. Marie Ruona, Katie Frank and Hannon also had five boards. The split left BJHS's record at 3-4 overall and 1-3 in Frontier League play.
In junior varsity play, BJHS also split, but in reverse order. Baldwin clubbed Eudora 29-4, but fell 26-12 to Basehor-Linwood. Katie Sigvaldson had 10 points in the victory and Mary Clippinger had six rebounds. Tessa Dick had six points in the loss and Sigvaldson had four points and six rebounds.
Next action for the varsity was Tuesday at home against Paola, but results weren't available by press time. The JV's next game is Dec. 2 against Wellsville.