The Pilot Grove girls junior high basketball team raised its season record to 4-1 by turning back Jamestown Monday night in Pilot Grove by a score of 40-32.
The Lady Tigers led Jamestown from the opening tip and took a 16-10 lead at the half and a 31-16 advantage after three quarters of play. However, in the final period, Jamestown rallied back with a 16-9 scoring edge to cut the lead back to eight.
Pilot Grove coach Linda Scott said the girls played slow all game. “We had an off night shooting the ball but still scored 40,” Scott said. “I thought the girls played hard but they were still tired from last week. I thought we handled Jamestown’s press well but free throws still continue to be a pain in our side. We also missed a lot of layups early in the game. However, on the flip side, our rebounding was the strong point.”
Natalie Glenn had the game-high for Pilot Grove with 11 points. Marci Lammers chipped in 10 while Grace Phillips added nine, Leah Vollrath five, Claire Roth three and Kaitlyn Maggard with two.
Jamestown (B) 32
Pilot Grove 28
Evan Schoenthal had 10 points and Bradley Schoenthal added seven, leading the Jamestown boys past Pilot Grove Monday night in Pilot Grove.
The Tigers, dropping to 2-3 on the season, trailed Jamestown by just one (13-12) at the half but were outscored 19-16 in the second half.
Pilot Grove coach Derek Skaggs said the overall team effort was much better. “I was pleased with the way we handled their press and limited our turnovers,” Skaggs said. “We missed a couple of early first half baskets that were critical in the outcome, but they still fought until the end.”
Bo Vinson paced all scorers for Pilot Grove with 10 points. Isaiah Quick chipped in eight while Hank Zeller added five and Tate Rentel with two.