Close games good, bad for BJHS seventh graders
There were a pair of close games for the Baldwin Junior High School seventh-grade basketball teams last week with one ending on the good side and the other not so good.
BJHS lost to Basehor-Linwood 25-23 on Monday despite a fourth-quarter comeback. On Tuesday, Baldwin used a steady attack for a 24-20 win over Eudora.
In the victory, BJHS was down two points after the first quarter, but outscored Eudora 18-12 from there to pull out the win. Mackenzie Daigh led the way with 10 points and five steals. Ashley Tucker had five rebounds and Callie Craig had five assists.
"We've had two tough, close games in a row and I'm happy for the girls that we pulled down a hard-fought win," said coach Brenda Shawley.
In the loss, BJHS fell behind 11-5 in the first quarter and trailed 22-12 going into the fourth quarter. Baldwin outscored Basehor 11-3 there, but it wasn't enough. Daigh had eight points, Colby Heckathorne had six and Tucker topped the rebounding with eight.
"This was an exciting game to be a part of," said Shawley. "We had our chances late in the game to win, but the girls played hard despite the loss."
The split left BJHS with a 3-3 overall record and a 2-1 Frontier League slate. The Bulldogs played Paola Tuesday, but results weren't available by presstime.
In junior varsity play, BJHS was nipped 12-10 by Eudora. Madison Shoemaker had four points to lead the way. The JV plays next against Wellsville on Dec. 2.