Lady Warriors fall on the road 39-14
Kellen Brownfield scored a game-high 16 points, and teammate Josh Chrisman chipped in 10 as the Ss. Peter & Paul boys eighth grade basketball team defeated Fayette Monday night in Fayette by a score of 36-29.
The Warriors, improving to 10-3 on the season, outscored Fayette in three out of the four quarters of play and led 8-6 after one, 14-9 at the half and 20-18 after three quarters of play. Meanwhile, in the final period, Ss. Peter & Paul held a 14-11 advantage.
Ss. Peter & Paul coach Evan Oswald said it felt good to get back on the hardcourt after a couple week layoff.
“It showed we were a little rusty, but the kids stuck together and fought hard for the win,” Oswald said. “It was a dogfight from the opening tip, but our kids kept their composure. Fayette put together a couple of runs in the third and fourth quarter, but my kids didn’t panic. We have preached three points all season. As long as we play together as a team, defend as a team, and rebound as a team, we will have a chance at winning each and every game. I feel those three key points were the reason we were victorious tonight. We came up with some key defensive stops and hit our free throws to seal it in the end.”
Landon Weaver tallied five points for the Warriors while Sam Esser added four, Alejandro Vivas two and Jacob Vossler one.
As for the Ss. Peter & Paul girls, they fell on the road against Fayette 39-14.
The Lady Warriors, dropping to 9-10 overall, could never really get anything going offensively while trailing Fayette 17-5 at the half and 24-11 after three quarters of play. Fayette also outscored Ss. Peter & Paul 14-3 in the final period.
Ss. Peter & Paul coach Carol Griffin said she knew coming off a break and going against a good Fayette team they were in trouble.
“The girls played gave their best and ran out of gas,” Griffin said. “We were not ready and prepared for a full game tonight. Our press did give them some challenges just didn't make them count on our end. We make good passes and just didn't catch it or it would slip out of our hands.”
Emma Hoover had 16 points and Jennifer Nelson 13 for Fayette.
For Ss. Peter & Paul, Grace Bronakowski had five, Sydney McGuire three and Maggie Adair, Brooke Coleman and Maelynn Brengarth each with two.