The Ss. Peter & Paul boys and girls seventh grade basketball teams picked up a pair of wins Thursday night at home against St. Andrews of Tipton by the scores of 33-30 and 30-25, respectively.
For the Lady Warriors, who improved to 11-0 on the season, they trailed St. Andrews 6-4 after first period’s end and 16-14 at the half before rallying back with a 16-9 scoring edge in the final-two periods.
Ss. Peter & Paul coach Carol Griffin said this wasn’t their best performance but they were able to play well enough to pull out a win. “The girls came out flat and turned the ball over too many times,” Griffin said. “That makes it difficult to get into a rhythm.”
Addison Brownfield led six players in scoring for Ss. Peter & Paul with 15 points along with five steals, three rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot.
Lillian Rohrbach finished the game with six points and two rebounds while Taylor Frederick added four points, one assist and one blocked shot, Maggie McGuire with two points and three rebounds, Olivia Eichelberger with two points, one rebound and one steal, Emma West with one point, six rebounds and three steals, Brooke Eichelberger with four rebounds and one assist, Jordan Brackman with one assist and Hailey James with one rebound.
For St. Andrews, Gracie Wiseman had 12 points.
As for the Ss. Peter & Paul boys, they trailed St. Andrews of Tipton 11-7 at the end of the first quarter but rallied back with a 7-0 advantage in the second to lead at the break 14-11. Meanwhile, in the third quarter, St. Andrews outscored the Warriors 10-9 to cut the lead to two at 23-21. Then, in the final period, Ss. Peter & Paul outscored St. Andrews by one (10-9) to win the game by three.
Ss. Peter & Paul coach Joe Herzog said the young Warriors started very slow as St. Andrews got out to an 11-0  lead.  
“We used a timeout to regroup and came out with a different attitude to take a 14 -11 lead in half,” Herzog said.  “It seemed like the boys were waiting for something or someone to happen and just didn’t cause anything to start the game.  We put pressure on the ball which caused them to rush shots.  We rebounded and got out to some layups that added confidence to the team. The past two games the boys have developed an understanding of what “it” is and have found out “it” is a lot more fun.  Great job by all.”
Memphis Waibel had the game-high for Ss. Peter & Paul, who improved to 3-7 on the season, with 16 points. Waibel also finished the game with three rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Luke Green had 15 points, seven rebounds and two steals while Austin Coleman added two points, six rebounds and one steal, Vincent Runnenbaum four rebounds and one steal, Avery Shaw three rebounds and one steal and Zane Watring one rebound and one steal.
For St. Andrews, Conner Wolfe had 16 points.