BJHS varsity boys’ teams undefeated
Both Baldwin Junior High School varsity boys’ basketball teams are still undefeated.
The Bulldogs beat Mill Creek on Monday to advance to 5-0 on the season. The eighth graders won a close game, 43-39, as the seventh graders came out victorious, 36-26.
In the eighth grade game, Dayton Valentine and Tyler Cawley led BJHS with 14 points apiece. Caleb Gaylord added 11 points.
A total of seven seventh graders scored in their win. Chad Berg led the Bulldogs with 11 points. Michael Burton added seven of his own.
On Saturday, the varsity Bulldog teams both won their tournaments at Wellsville. Those two victories advanced their records to 4-0.
In their first game, the BJHS eighth graders crushed Anderson County, 48-13. BJHS led 20-2 at halftime and continued to roll in the second half.
Gaylord led all scorers with 20 points. He also grabbed rebounds in the victory. Cawley added 10 points, five boards and three assists. Also chipping in five points apiece were Valentine and Jake Huggins.
“We regrouped and played well in the second half,” coach Dane Jorgensen said. “The kids wanted to play in the championship game.”
In the title game, BJHS took care of business by beating Wellsville 42-10. Once again a strong first half, 27-5, helped the Bulldogs.
Cawley was the leading scorer with 14 points. He also grabbed seven rebounds. Valentine added 10 points, while Gaylord contributed eight.
“The kids practiced hard to try and be at their best for the tournament,” Jorgensen said. “It paid off by winning the championship.”
In seventh grade action, BJHS also brought home the tournament championship. In their first game Saturday, the Bulldogs crushed Anderson County, 49-6.
Eight Bulldogs scored at least two points in the game. Skyler Shockley was the lone Bulldog in double figures as he scored 11 points. Cornell Brown added nine points to the win. Berg and Tim Craig also scored seven points apiece.
BJHS had a tougher game in the championship. Wellsville nearly knocked off the unbeaten Bulldogs, but BJHS won 40-34. Burton led all scorers with 24 points. He also grabbed seven rebounds.
“Once again, we built an early lead as we led by 16 at half, which helped us when Wellsville attempted to make a comeback,” coach Joe Sample said. “It was a tough game.”