The Ss. Peter & Paul boys and girls seventh grade basketball teams had a tough time on the road Tuesday night against the California Pintos while dropping two games by the scores of 39-33 and 36-5, respectively.
The Ss. Peter & Paul boys trailed by just one (15-14) at the half against California but was outscored 24-19 in the final-two periods to suffer the loss.
Samuel Wiser led the scoring attack in the game for Ss. Peter & Paul, who dropped to 6-7 on the season, with seven points and five rebounds while Kyle Chrisman added seven points and four rebounds. Kellen Barnes had six points while Thomas Simmons chipped in six points and one rebound, Ben Eichelberger with four points and six rebounds and Ben Horst with three points and two rebounds.
As for the Ss. Peter & Paul girls, they couldn’t seem to buy a basket while trailing California 12-0 after one, 25-5 at the half and 36-5 after three quarters of play.
Ss. Peter & Paul seventh grade coach Carol Griffin said give credit to the girls, they never gave up even being down 20 points and continued to fight.  
“California girls came out and pressed us like I thought they would,” Griffin said. “They are a talented team and had too many ballhandlers, where we lack.  I hope the girls work in the off season to get better with ball handling and shooting.  They have come a long way this season on improving their game, where we may lack in talent but certainly do not in SPIRIT. Not the way you would like to end the season but that is sometimes how it works out.”
Elizabeth Lutz and Hallie Oliver each had 14 points in the game for California.
For Ss. Peter & Paul, who finished up the season at 6-8, Mackenzie Lutz had three points and two rebounds. Hannah Gross added two points and one rebound while Emily Imhoff had six rebounds and one steal, Rachel Lutz with five rebounds and Kaitlyn Doza with one rebound and one steal.