The Ss. Peter & Paul boys and girls basketball teams picked up two wins at home Tuesday night against the Slater Wildcats.
While the Lady Warriors eighth grade team prevailed against Slater 39-5, the Ss. Peter & Paul boys also led the Wildcats from start to finish for a 41-28 victory.
The Lady Warriors, improving to 8-1 on the season, outscored Slater in all four quarters and led 19-0 after one, 23-2 at the half and 31-4 after three quarters of play. Ss. Peter & Paul also held a 8-1 advantage in the final period to win by 34.
Ss. Peter & Paul coach Carol Griffin said the girls came out strong from the start and took the lead.
“It is good to see everyone scoring or contributing to the win each night,” Griffin said. “Taylor and Brooke stepped up their play tonight.”
Taylor Frederick led the scoring attack in the game for Ss. Peter & Paul with 14 points along with eight steals, three rebounds and three assists.
Brooke Eichelberger finished the game with eight points, three rebounds and two steals while Addison Brownfield added five points, four steals and three rebounds, Emma West with four points and two rebounds, Olivia Eichelberger with four points, one steal and one assist, Jordan Brackman with two points, four rebounds, one steal and one assist, Lillian Rohrbach with two points and one rebound and Maggie McGuire with two rebounds, two assists and one steal.
For Slater, Mckenzie Nelson had three points and Lydia Stephenson with two.
As for the Ss. Peter & Paul boys, they led Slater 22-14 at the half and then outscored the Wildcats 15-14 in the second half for the victory.
Ss. Peter & Paul coach Joe Herzog said the boys went up against a very good guard who penetrated well. “We really never were able to keep him from getting to the rim,” Herzog said. “Unfortunately for him, he didn’t have the support that we have overall. We did a good job of moving the ball and getting the open shot. The majority of our scoring came from 10 feet and beyond. They had two guys as tall as us and we were just tentative to take the ball to the basket. Our guards did a good job of badgering and disrupting and we were able to rebound on the “need to” times to control the game. A sloppy finish, but a good win.”
Charlie Bronakowski and Lane West each had eight points in the game for Ss. Peter & Paul, who improved to 8-1 on the season. Andrew Wiser chipped in seven while Nathaniel Krebs and Gabe Greis added six each and Drew Vossler with four.
Slater was led by Keegan Zdybel with 18 points.