BLMS seventh-graders continue dominant season
The Basehor-Linwood Middle School seventh-grade girls basketball teams have been dominating the competition this season, and the varsity squad is off to an 8-1 start.
Meanwhile, the junior varsity team is 5-2 overall.
Both squads beat Tonganoxie on Nov. 7. The varsity rolled to a 33-13 victory as Zailey DeLeon scored a game-high 17 points and Maya Cooper added 12. Meanwhile, the JV team won 14-6 and received a game-high 8 points from Mack Grimes.
Both BLMS squads won again Nov. 7 against Clark Middle School. DeLeon scored a game-high 15 points, Cooper added 13 and McKinsey Moody scored 7 as the varsity won 40-23. Allison Matthews scored 13 points to lead the JV to a 26-9 victory.
On Nov. 14, the varsity squad beat Pioneer Ridge, 26-15, behind a game-high 10 points from DeLeon and 9 from Moody. Meanhile, the JV suffered its first loss of the season, 19-11. Sydney Pierce scored 4 points to lead BLMS in the loss.
Both BLMS teams won Nov. 15 against Monticello Trails. The varsity needed overtime to claim a 30-25 victory. DeLeon led a balanced attack with 9 points, Rachel Hiss scored 7, Moody had 6, and Cooper and Jensen Walcott each scored 4. The JV earned a 14-4 victory as Grimes scored a game-high 5 points.
The BLMS varsity squad suffered its first loss of the season Nov. 17 against Mill Creek. MCMS won 22-21 despite a team-high 11 points from Cooper. The BLMS JV also lost, 14-12, despite 8 points from Allison Matthews.