The Pilot Grove boys and girls fifth and sixth grade basketball teams both had something in common last night in the semifinal round of the 39th annual New Franklin 5th-6th Grade Tournament.
Aside from both teams playing New Franklin’s A-team, the Pilot Grove boys and girls were victorious by the scores of 20-15 and 19-9, respectively.
As for the Ss. Peter & Paul girls and Boonville boys fifth grade teams, they were less fortunate while playing in the consolation semifinals. The Lady Warriors fell to Glasgow 16-6 while the Boonville boys dropped a 13-8 decision.
Tournament action will continue tonight, with Fayette girls playing New Franklin’s B-team at 6 p.m., followed by Slater boys versus New Franklin’s B-team at 6:50, Boonville girls versus Slater at 7:40 and Ss. Peter & Paul boys versus Fayette at 8:30.
In the Pilot Grove girls-New Franklin game, the Lady Tigers led 6-5 at the break and then outscored the Bulldogs 13-4 in the second half for the victory.
Melanie Wolfe had the high game for Pilot Grove with eight points while Kylee Sprick chipped in four, Chloe Schlotzhauer three and Alexis Rentel and Taylor Renfrow each with two.
For New Franklin, Lauren Evans had four, Shelby Breshears three and Lyna Williams with two.
Meanwhile, in the Pilot Grove boys-New Franklin game, the Tigers actually trailed after the first-two periods by the scores of 7-4 and 11-10 before rallying back with a 10-4 advantage in the second half for the victory.
Braxton Kempf had 15 points to lead all scorers for Pilot Grove while Bailey Quint added three and Kealin Vinson with two.
For New Franklin, Carter Bailey and Aden Jones tossed in six points each while Jackson Dorson added two and Kolby Adison with one.
As for the Ss. Peter & Paul girls, they trailed Glasgow 4-2 after one, 7-3 at the half and 9-4 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, the Lady Yellowjackets outscored Ss. Peter & Paul 9-3 to win by 10.
Teagan Howell had nine points and Madisyn Parks seven for Glasgow.
For Ss. Peter & Paul, Emma Penny had four while Grace Bronakowski and Sydney McGuire chipped in one point each.
The Boonville boys also had a rough start against Glasgow while trailing 3-2 after one, 8-2 at the break and 11-6 after three quarters of play.
Deshonne Cowans had nine points and Adris Hamilton four for Glasgow.
For Boonville, Jacob Vossler had six and Brady Stock with two.