The LSE boys and girls seventh grade basketball teams fell behind early and could never catch up while losing to St. Joseph Catholic of Salisbury Tuesday night on the road by the scores of 33-17 and 52-10, respectively.
The Lady Pirates, dropping to 0-6 on the season, trailed St. Joseph Catholic 22-4 at the half and 36-10 after three quarters of play. St. Joseph Catholic also outscored LSE 14-0 in the final period.
LSE coach Curtis Walk said the girls are getting better. “They played a very experienced team tonight,” Walk said. “They are learning every game.”
Cassidy Bishop had six points, seven rebounds and five steals for LSE. Amera Wright chipped in two points, six steals and five rebounds while Aleah Walters had five steals and three rebounds.
As for the LSE boys, who dropped to 3-4, they trailed St. Joseph Catholic 18-7 at the half and 25-9 after three quarters of play before matching their opponents with eight points in the final period.
Walk said the boys were outsized against St. Joseph Catholic. “They were really big,” Walk said. “We fought hard the whole game just could not get baskets to fall. We were going good looks at the bakset but just could not get on track. We have to get better at free throws.”
Dakota Troost had four points, five rebounds and five assists for the Pirates, who were 9 of 29 from the foul line. Blake Griffin also had four points and eight rebounds while Jaeshua Barber added three points, Lawson Edwards two points and eight rebounds, Andrew Rhorer also with two points, Bentley Turner one point and three assists and Will Stock six rebounds and three steals.