Marci Lammers scored a game-high 15 points and Emma Sleeper tossed in eight to lead the Pilot Grove girls junior high basketball team past Glasgow 33-17 in CAC action Tuesday night at Glasgow.
As for the Pilot Grove boys, they fell against Glasgow 58-19.
The Lady Tigers, 7-3 on the season, trailed Glasgow 6-4 after first period’s end before rallying back with a 10-3 advantage in the second to go up 14-9. The Lady Tigers also held a 19-8 scoring edge in the final two periods for the win.
Pilot Grove coach Linda Scott said the girls played their best game of the season against a much bigger team.
“Maddie Watring scored her first career points for the Lady Tigers,” Scott said. “I thought we ran the floor well and scored off our defense. We also battled each play on defense. I’m proud of the girls tonight, playing with only six players is tough on back to back nights. It was a great total team effort.”
Lauren Krumm and Kaitlyn Maggard chipped in four points each for Pilot Grove while Maddie Watring added two.
Glasgow was led by Jillian Johannig with six.
As for the Pilot Grove boys, they trailed Glasgow 30-12 at the half and 47-19 after three quarters of play.
Pilot Grove coach Derek Skaggs said the boys got to see a very big Glasgow team.
“They shot really well and got to put back a majority of the shots that came off the rim due to their size,” Skaggs said. “I believe our guys were a little tired, this was our third game in four days so we are looking forward to a couple days off and then we ramp up again to finish out the last week of season. We look forward to making a strong finish to end the year.”
Edris Hamilton had the game high for Glasgow with 19 points.
For Pilot Grove, who dropped to 4-6 on the season, Maddex Douglas tossed in eight. Logan Goehman chipped in four while Tate Rentel added three and Ian Sprick with two.
Pilot Grove falls to St.
Andrews of Tipton
The Pilot Grove boys and girls junior high basketball teams fell at home Monday night against St. Andrews of Tipton.
While the Lady Tigers lost to St. Andrews of Tipton 50-21, the Pilot Grove boys had two good quarters in a 38-31 setback.
The Pilot Grove girls, dropping to 6-4 on the season, struggled to get anything going against St. Andrews while trailing 27-8 at the half and 38-14 after three quarters of play. St. Andrews also held a 13-7 advantage in the final period to win by 29.
Pilot Grove girls basketball coach Linda Scott said the girls never gave up and battled all game.
“This was a good game to work on defense against a team that is much faster and stronger,” Scott said. “We missed a lot of shots but we took the shots that was given to us. We scored layups becuase we ran the floor with speed.”
Emma Sleeper had the high game for Pilot Grove with eight points. Marci Lammers chipped in five, Kaitlyn Maggard three, Lauren Krumm and Ava Hoff each with two and Claire Roth with one.
As for the Pilot Grove boys, they led St. Andrews of Tipton 10-7 after first period’s endbut was outscored 14-5 in the second quarter to trail at the half 21-15. However in the third quarter, the Tigers rallied back with a 10-6 advantage to cut the lead to two at 27-25. Meanwhile, in the final period, St. Andrews held a 11-6 scoring edge to win the game by seven.
Pilot Grove coach Derek Skaggs said he told the boys after they played this time the third game of the season that they would be able to see how far they have came along when they faced them again. “After three weeks since our last meeting and getting beat by 30-plus, we showed some grit and we were just a few big plays from being on the other side of this one. I am happy of the progress, but we still want to fight to be on the other side of this one.”
Jack Moon paced all scorers in the game for St. Andrews with 12 points.
For Pilot Grove, Hayden Sleeper tossed in 16 while Maddex Douglas added 10, Hank Zeller five, Logan Goehman and Ian Sprick each with three and Tate Rentel with two.