BLMS 8th-grade girls continue strong season
The Basehor-Linwood Middle School eighth-grade girls basketball teams continue to roll through a strong 2011 season. The varsity squad is 6-3 this season and the junior varsity has a 6-1 record.
Both squads picked up victories against Tonganoxie on Nov. 7. The varsity won 43-24 and received a game-high 13 points from Zoey DeLeon, as well as 6 from Madison Wheeler and 5 from Nicole Rutherford. Meanwhile, the JV earned a 27-22 victory and received 10 points from Hanna Dickey and 7 from Allie Johnson.
The squads then earned a split with Clark Middle School on Nov. 7. The varsity fell 27-3 despite a 6-point effort from Jenna Mussett. Meanwhile, the JV earned a 20-6 victory. Erin Heinen led the way with 6 points, and Allie Johnson and Jaimi Malinowski each scored 4.
Both BLMS squads defeated Pioneer Ridge on Nov. 14. The varsity rolled to a 37-18 victory and received 10 points from Rutherford, 7 from Wheeler and 6 from Jenna Donnelly. The JV earned a 19-17 victory as eight different players scored. Dickey and Rachel Tindell led the way with 4 points apiece.
On Nov. 15, both squads defeated Monticello Trails. DeLeon and Ryann Smith scored 5 points apiece to lead the varsity to a 26-12 victory, and Jordan Blackwood scored a team-high 4 points while leading the JV to an 18-11 victory.
Finally, the BLMS squads earned a split with Mill Creek on Nov. 17. The varsity lost 27-17. Mussett led the way with 4 points in the loss. The JV team earned a 19-14 victory as Dickey, Johnson and Tindell each scored a team-high 4 points.