BLMS 8th-grade basketball earns more victories
The Basehor-Linwood Middle School eighth-grade girls basketball teams are on a roll. Recently, both the varsity and junior varsity squads crushed Lexington Trails Middle School.
On Tuesday, Nov. 2, the varsity crushed LTMS, 50-9, behind a balanced offensive attack as Marriah Clayton scored 9 points, Naqari Harris had 8 and Morgan Lawrence and Sarah Ford each added 7 to lead the way. Meanwhile, the junior varsity squad received 9 points from Keirsten Lindelof and 8 apiece from Nia Sitzmann and Madison Langford in a 38-0 shutout of LTMS.
The squads received tougher challenges on Thursday, Nov. 4, when they traveled to Lansing Middle School. The varsity squad earned a 39-30 victory as Clayton scored a game-high 15 points, Harris had 9, and Ford and Quinn Walcott each added 5. The junior varsity suffered a 26-25 loss in overtime. Langford led the way with 8 points and Lindsey Laney added 5 in the loss.
Both the varsity and JV picked up victories Tuesday, Nov. 8, when they played host to Tonganoxie Middle School. The varsity squad improved its record to 5-0 with a 42-11 rout of TMS. Lawrence paced BLMS with 8 points, Abby Mellies and Harris each had 6, and Alexis Nichols, Walcott, Ford and Clayton each scored 4 in the victory.
The JV squad improved to 2-1 overall with a 41-14 victory. Kennedy Bowers scored a game-high 10 points, Sitzmann had 9 and Langford added 6 points in the victory.
BLMS was back in action Wednesday against Clark Middle School. Results were unavailable at press time.