The Ss. Peter & Paul girls eighth grade basketball team kept its perfect season intact Friday night on the road by beating Our Lady of Lourdes by a score 38-29.
The Lady Warriors, improving to 13-0 on the season, actually trailed OLLIS 9-5 after one period before rallying back with a 12-7 advantage in the second to go up by one at the half 17-16. The Lady Warriors never trailed from that point on in the ballgame by outscoring OLLIS 21-13 in the second half for the victory.
Ss. Peter & Paul coach Sarah Ronnfeldt said the girls struggled to get something going early on.  
“You could definitely tell we had been off for two weeks,” Ronnfeldt said. “We were out of shape and that hurt us a bit.  We didn’t get a lot of calls to go our way and the girls could have gotten frustrated by this, but they didn’t.  They just kept playing hard and made things happen for us.  We did a good job of containing their big girl and not letting her get in the lane too much.  Lillian Rohrbach did a great job of containing their point guard and not letting her drive the court on us all night.  Addi Brownfield had to adjust her game a bit because she was double teamed the whole game.  She didn’t let this take her out of the game.  We did a great job of playing as a team.”
Addi Brownfield led all scorers in the game for Ss. Peter & Paul with 15 points along with six assists, five rebounds and five steals. Emma West finished the game with 13 points, eight rebounds, one steal and one assist while Olivia Eichelberger added four points, two steals and one rebound, Lillian Rohrbach four points and one assist, Alyssa Fitzgerald two points and four rebounds and Hailey James with one rebound.
OLLIS 8th (B) 47
Ss. Peter & Paul 45
Our Lady of Lourdes boys eighth grade basketball team rallied from a one point deficit at the end of three by outscoring Ss. Peter & Paul 15-12 in the final period for a 47-45 victory Friday night in Columbia.
The Warriors, dropping to 6-7 on the season, opened the first quarter with a 13-7 lead against OLLIS but saw that cut to four (25-21) at the break. OLLIS also outscored Ss. Peter & Paul 11-8 in the third to make it a one-point ballgame at 33-32.
Ss. Peter & Paul coach Joe Herzog said prior to the game the boys knew it was going to be a “tough row to hoe” going up against a much taller, physical team.  
“We started out running our man offense and scoring multiple times on back door cuts and layups,” Herzog said. “As the game progressed and the boys realized they could  stay up with Ollis, you could see their confidence offensively especially.  What hurt us the most was second chance shots at end of quarters that allowed ollis to stay within reach.  We lead for the majority of the game.  Ollis’s aggressive defense and full court pressure lead to some turnovers at the end that put us down.  However when the boys could have laid down, they continued their aggressiveness on offense and kept it to where we actually had a shot at the end to win.  Luke Green had a very good game offensively as he took the ball at the big men successfully multiple times.  Overall it was a great game played by SSPP and should give them a hunger to achieve the “W” going into The Tipton Tournament next week.”
Luke Green had the game-high for Ss. Peter & Paul with 25 points along with four rebounds and two steals.
Colby Caton finished the game with nine points, one rebound and one assist while Memphis Waibel added five points, three rebounds and one steal, Avery Shaw four points, one rebound and one steal, Austin Coleman one point, four rebounds and one steal, Nash McKenzie one point, four rebounds and one assist and Zane Watring with one steal.
Ss. Peter & Paul 7th (B) 35
St. Andrews of Tipton 26
Tyson Frederick had 10 points, two assists, one rebound and one steal to lead Ss. Peter & Paul past St. Andrews of Tipton last Thursday in Tipton.
The Warriors trailed St. Andrews of Tipton 10-9 after first period’s end before rallying back with a 12-7 advantage in the second to go up 21-17. Meanwhile, after both teams tallied two points in the third quarter, Ss. Peter & Paul came back and outscored St. Andrews of Tipton 12-7 in the fourth for the victory.
Ss. Peter & Paul coach Joe Herzog said after a lengthy layoff the Warriors were able to get some game time going. “We came out hitting some good open shots and tried to establish an up tempo push the ball up the floor type game,” Herzog said. “But Tipton would slow it down and we would get lazy playing defense a couple of times. We tried splitting the team and subbing five at a time to get everyone involved in the game as Tipton only had six players. Overall the boys did a good job at fundamentals, time management and playing out of position to secure a win for the team. It will be a week before the seventh grade hits the hardwood again.”
Colby Caton finished the game with six points, five assists, four rebounds and one steal for Ss. Peter & Paul. Bryson Wessing also chipped in six points while Owen Armentrout added four points, five rebounds and one steal, Carter Rowlett two points, eight rebounds and one steal, Aaron Vossler two points, two steals and one assist, Austin Rice two points and two rebounds, Isaac Marriott two points and one rebound, Max Eckerle one point and three rebounds and Cooper Kopine with one rebound and one steal.
For St. Andrews of Tipton, Liam Corley had 16 points.
St. Andrews of Tipton 7th (G) 54
Ss. Peter & Paul 20
The Ss. Peter & Paul girls seventh grade basketball team fell on the road last Thursday against St. Andrews of Tipton.
Zoey Lang led the Lady Warriors, who dropped to 7-3 on the season, with seven points, three rebounds and one assist.
Olivia Eichelberger finished the game with six points, three rebounds and three assists while Alyssa Fitzgerald added five points and three rebounds, Grace Williams with two points and three rebounds, Abby Fuemmeler with four assists and one rebound and Leah Ziegelbein with one rebound.