The Pilot Grove girls junior high basketball team outscored Jamestown 13-0 in the first quarter and never looked back, beating the Lady Eagles Tuesday night in CCAA action at Pilot Grove by a score of 38-7.
The Lady Tigers, 7-4 on the season, led Jamestown 23-2 at the half and then outscored the Lady Eagles 15-5 in the second half for the victory.
Pilot Grove coach Landon Daniel said this was a complete and total team victory for the Lady Tigers.
“We came out wanting to really work on defense and rebounding the ball, limiting Jamestown to only one shot per possession and did a pretty good job,” Daniel said. “Everyone got to score tonight and we had a big game from our two girls on the bench, Madison Kempf and Vanessa Lammers, who both played well and hit some big shots.”
Reagan Walker had the game-high for Pilot Grove with seven points.
Cathlynn Hardt, Vanessa Lammers and Madison Kempf each had six points while Iabella Roth added five and Kirstie Schupp and Sasha Moore with four points each.
Jamestown was led by Baylee Johnson with four points.
As for the Pilot Grove boys, they had a little tougher time while falling to Jamestown 57-19.
The Tigers, dropping to 1-9 on the season, trailed Jamestown 31-9 at the half and 51-17 after three quarters of play.
Pilot Grove coach D.J. Leverton said Jamestown played an aggressive defense and limited their shot opportunities for the game. “We got in foul trouble early and had to sit some key players,” Leverton said.
Garrett Wolfe had 23 points and Trenton Barbour 18 for Jamestown.
For Pilot Grove, Lane Mize had seven, Garrett Streit six and Cole Mize, Preston Shepherd and Austin Kollmeyer each with two points.
Monday’s games
Pilot Grove (G) 35
Malta Bend 13
Reagan Walker burned the nets for a game-high 13 points, leading the Pilot Grove girls junior high basketball team past Malta Bend in CCAA action Monday night at Malta Bend.
The Lady Tigers trailed Malta Bend 5-2 after first period’s end but rallied back with a 33-8 scoring edge for the rest of the game for the victory.
Pilot Grove coach Landon Daniel said the girls came out a little slow, but picked it up in the second quarter and especially the second half by playing better defense and being more aggressive.
“All four of our guards played well and took good shots when they needed to, and Madison Kempf did a great job at being aggressive and not letting anybody but her grab rebounds,” Daniel said. “Overall, a good win for us.”
Cathlynn Hardt, Kirstie Schupp and Madison Kempf each had six points while Isabella Roth and Vanessa Lammers added two points each.
Malta Bend was led by Lynzi Miller with eight points.
Malta Bend (B) 23
Pilot Grove 20
The Malta Bend boys junior high basketball team rallied back with a seven-point deficit at the half by outscoring Pilot Grove 17-7 in the final-two periods for a 23-20 victory Monday night at Malta Bend.
Lucas Eberting and Zach Malter each had nine points in the game for Malta Bend.
For Pilot Grove, Cole Mize had 16 while Preston Shepherd and Austin Kollmeyer added two points each.
D.J. Leverton said this was a hard-fought game the whole night. “We played a great defensive game the first half and let down a little bit in the second,” Leverton said. “We went cold in the third quarter and couldn’t make a shot. It was a very frustrating night for all of us.”