The Pilot Grove boys and girls junior high basketball teams picked up two wins Saturday on the road against the Jamestown.
While the Lady Tigers defeated Jamestown 32-22, the Pilot Grove boys also prevailed against the Eagles by a score of 42-37.
The Pilot Grove girls, 6-3 on the season, outscored Jamestown 18-8 in the first two periods and then matched the Lady Eagles with 14 points in the second half.
Pilot Grove coach Derek Skaggs, who was filling in for head coach Linda Scott, said the girls played exceptional on defense and rebounded well allowing them to get the ball out in transition for some easy baskets. “All of the girls played their part in the defensive scheme and didn’t allow Jamestown many open opportunities.”
Emma Sleeper had the game-high for Pilot Grove with 17 points. Marci Lammers chipped in eight while Lauren Krumm added three and Ava Hoff and Kaitlyn Maggard each with two.
As for the Pilot Grove boys, they led Jamestown 12-8 after first period’s end and 20-19 at the half. However, in the third quarter, the Eagles rallied back with a 12-8 advantage to go up by three at 31-28. Meanwhile, in the final period, Pilot Grove came back and outscored Jamestown 14-6 to win the game by five.
Skaggs said the boys played their best game of the season.
“Our guys were in-tune and had a nice flow throughout the game,” Skaggs said. “Our offense was well balanced and they executed our defensive plan to stop Jamestown’s perimeter game. We have a tough week as we enter our second to last week of junior high basketball.”
Ian Sprick paced all scorers in the game for Pilot Grove, who improved to 4-4, with 11 points. Tate Rentel finished the game with eight while Maddex Douglas, Hank Zeller and Logan Goehman each added seven points and Hayden Sleeper with two points.
Shayne Harlan led all scorers for Jamestown with 16 points.