The Ss. Peter & Paul boys and girls eighth grade basketball team used the first quarter to set the tone last night against the West Junior Vikings.
While playing West Junior's B-team, the Lady Warriors jumped out to a 18-0 first-quarter lead and never looked back for a 46-8 victory. As for the Ss. Peter & Paul boys, they outscored the Vikings in three out of the four quarters of play for a 39-23 triumph.
The Ss. Peter & Paul girls, 6-1 on the season, led 28-5 at the half and 39-5 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, the Lady Warriors held a 7-3 scoring edge for the victory.
Ss. Peter & Paul coach Danny Fuemmeler said all the girls got quality minutes and made valuable contributions. "Our defense was excellent and it finally 'clicked' with the girls on our full-court trap," Fuemmeler said. "Their spacing and help defense was superb. This is a very unselfish team that is really moving the ball well offensively."
Kiley Barnes and Hannah Fuemmeler each had 14 points in the game for Ss. Peter & Paul. Fuemmeler also finished the game with six steals, three rebounds and three assists while Barnes had six steals, three rebounds and one assist.
Amber Oerly had six points, three rebounds and one steal while Cassie Armentrout added four points, three steals, two assists and one rebound, Ellie Monk with two points, four rebounds and two assists, Addy Quinlan with two points, two assists, one rebound and one steal, Ella Reisinger with two points, two assists and one steal and Lindsey Harris with two points and one steal.
For the Ss. Peter & Paul boys, they led West Junior 20-10 at the half and 33-16 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, the Vikings outscored Ss. Peter & Paul 7-6.
Ss. Peter & Paul coach Kevin Lang said the boys played well on both ends of the court. "I thought our offense looked good against their man-to-man defense and our offense kept them guessing all night. We continue to show improvement," Lang said.
Riley Lang had 15 points, three rebounds and two assists to lead the Warriors, who improved to 6-1 on the season.
Nick Zeitlow finished the game with a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds along with two assists, one steal and one blocked shot. Ryan Witting added five points, five rebounds, two steals and two assists.
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