Lady Pirates fall to St. Joseph Catholic 35-5
Jackson Johns had 12 points, six rebounds, two steals and one assist, and Connor Acton added seven points, five rebounds and two steals to lead LSE boys seventh grade basketball team past St. Joseph Catholic of Salisbury by a score of 34-27.
As for the LSE girls seventh grade basketball team, they fell to St. Joseph Catholic 35-5.
The Pirates, improving to 3-2 on the season, outscored St. Joseph Catholic 22-13 at the half but were outscored 14-12 in the second half.
LSE coach Doug Austin said he was very pleased with the effort tonight.
“We hadn’t played a game in two weeks so of course we were a little rusty,” Austin said. “We started off strong in the first half and cooled off some in the second half. That was a little expected though. The players made some good adjustments on defense trying to stop their big guys underneath. We also did a good job on the boards not allowing a lot of second chance points. Jackson Johns played a very good game with 12 points and 6 rebounds. Connor Acton also had one of his best games with 7 points and 5 rebounds. I feel like we can still do a better job on shot selection, we have tendency to throw up a lot of errant shots. We also need to continue working on free throws as we only shot 33% last night.”
Jordan Fishburn finished the game with six points, three rebounds, two steals and two assists while Ethan Watson added six points, two rebounds, one steal and one assist, Cameron Poulsen three points, two steals, two assists and one rebound, Garrett Hundley two steals, one rebound and one assist and Blake Richardson, Caidyn Hazel, Shane Chamberlain, Trent Maxwell and Connor Rhorer each with one rebound.
For St. Joseph Catholic, Daniel White had nine points.
As for the LSE girls seventh grade basketball team, they trailed St. Joseph Catholic 17-2 at the break and 29-5 after three quarters of play.
LSE coach Susie Stone said the girls got out-rebounded and gave up too many extra shot attempts. “We did not square up when we caught the basketball and take good solid looks at the goal or our open teammates,” Stone said. “It has been two weeks since we played and it showed. We look forward to getting back into a routine of competition and will continue to work on improvement.”
Quinsie Miller had 10 points to lead all scorers for St. Joseph Catholic.
For LSE, Molly Schuster had two points and four rebounds. Carlie Bishop added one point, six steals and four rebounds while Addy Ward contributed four rebounds and two steals, Heather Hall and Natalie Page three rebounds each, Hailee Williams one rebound and one steal, Kenley Fox two rebounds and Anastasia Butler with one rebound.