Archive for Thursday, January 14, 2010

BJHS varsity boys’ basketball teams win openers

January 14, 2010

Both Baldwin Junior High School varsity boys’ basketball teams started off the season 1-0 with victories over Wellsville Monday.

Last Thursday, their games against Wheatridge were postponed, along with the Wellsville Tournament over the weekend.

The start to the season came as a relief to the teams.

“It was nice to finally start playing after a couple of postponements,” eighth grade varsity coach Troy Webb said.

The eighth grade team won by a large margin, with a score of 37-19. Michael Burton scored 11 points and Luke Fursman added another nine.

Despite the large spread, they still have things to improve on.

“The team played as well as I could ask for on defense,” Webb said. “We have some areas to work on, but we played very well for this being our first game.”

The seventh grade team edged out Wellsville 24-21. Baldwin led at halftime 10-4. Ben Brungardt led the Bulldogs in scoring with eight points. Christian Gaylord led with 12 rebounds.

This win was well deserved by a mostly inexperienced team.

“At the start of the year we knew we did not have much basketball experience,” seventh grade varsity coach Dane Jorgensen said. “I was proud of our players keeping their composure and winning this very close game.”

Both teams will play against Pioneer Ridge today in Gardner.

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