8th-grade girls scorch nets against Piper
It didn't take long for the Lansing Middle School eighth-grade girls basketball A team to make it known which team was superior Tuesday afternoon when Piper visited Lansing.
The Lions bolted to an 18-point lead in the first quarter and never looked back as they rolled to a 41-27 victory.
Lansing (6-1) jumped to a 2-0 lead just 20 seconds into the game when Lisa Angello scored on a put-back, but Piper tied the game 12 seconds later. The Pirates didn't score for the next 8:19, though, as the Lions closed the quarter with 18 unanswered points. Abbey Lozenski scored six points and Angello added four more during that run.
Lozenski, Angello and Rachel Milnark all sank baskets as the lead grew to 26-2 in the second quarter.
LMS led 28-6 at halftime.
Kari Kelly scored four points in the third quarter and helped Lansing maintain its commanding lead. Milnark scored all five of the Lions' fourth-quarter points before the Pirates closed on a 7-0 run.
Angello led all scorers with 12 points. Lozenski scored 10, Milnark had nine and Kelly had six. Katelyn Griffen and Elle Hauver chipped in two points apiece.
LANSING B 30, Piper 13
Piper scored the first basket of the game, but then it was all LMS. Chelsea Weeks scored Lansing's first eight points of the game, Krystena McCrudden then added four and Lauren Jaqua chipped in two as the Lions took a commanding 14-3 lead into halftime.
LMS (3-2) led by as many as 23 points in the second half before Piper closed the game by scoring six straight.
Weeks and McCrudden finished the game with eight points apiece. Jaqua and Kristen Gould each scored four. Bianca Castello, Briana Hall and Ariana Domke each scored two.
The members of Lansing's eighth-grade basketball teams are: Bianca Castello, Abbey Lozenski, Chelsea Weeks, Lauren Jaqua, Lisa Angello, Rachel Milnark, Kristen Gould, Katelyn Griffen, Elle Hauver, Kari Kelly, Krystena McCrudden, Allison Dillon, Ariana Domke, Hannah Hemminger, Briana Hall, Amanda Sanders, Allison Hancock, Hope Larkin, Whitney Forrest, Ashley Harrington and Stasha Collins. They are coached by Keith Andrews and Tracy Andrews.