The Ss. Peter & Paul girls seventh and eighth grade basketball teams didn’t have to go far to pick up two wins Thursday night.
While traveling just a couple of blocks, the Lady Warriors recorded the sweep against the LSE Pirates-with the seventh grade team winning 24-9 and the eighth grade team prevailing 38-6.
The Ss. Peter & Paul girls seventh grade team, 4-2 on the season, outscored LSE in all four quarters and led 11-6 at the half and 17-6 after three quarters of play. The Warriors also held a 7-3 advantage in the final period.
Lillian Newham had the high game for Ss. Peter & Paul with 15 points along with three steals, one rebound and one assist.
Mia Eckerle finished the game with eight points, four rebounds, two rebounds and two assists while Reagan Wilson added one point and one steal, Becca Shaw two steals and one rebound, Riley Wilson three steals, Sophie Zoeller one rebound and Elena Wirths with one steal.
For LSE, who dropped to 0-5, Aaleigha Elbert had five points, one rebound and one steal. Kendall Rhorer finished the game with four points and two rebounds while LeAsia Bruce added three rebounds and two steals, Kierstyn Woodruff with four rebounds,  and Elly Rapp with two rebounds and two steals.
LSE seventh grade coach Alyson Hurt said team’s main focus tonight was rebounding the basketball. “I feel like they rebounded well during this game against SSPP,” Hurt said. “The first half was very competitive-we are continuing to learn and progress as a team. I am proud of each and every one of my players. They give hustle and effort every time they step on the court.”
In the eighth grade game, Ss. Peter & Paul jumped out to a 22-3 halftime lead and then outscored LSE 16-6 in the second half.
Ss. Peter & Paul coach Sarah Ronnfeldt said the girls played this entire game as a team. “We were able to work the ball and force turnovers together,” Ronnfeldt said. “The girls played hard and that won the ballgame.”
Alison Eichelberger paced all scorers in the game for Ss. Peter & Paul with 13 points along with five steals, three rebounds and two assists.
Allison Drummond finished the game with seven points, three rebounds, three steals and two assists while Bridgette Lutz added six points, four rebounds, one steal and one assist, Carlie Daniel five points, three rebounds and one steal, Addi Hubach three points, two rebounds and one assist, Ava Esser two points, three assists and one rebound, Addy Nichols two points and two rebounds and Kylee Turner with two rebounds.
For LSE, who dropped to 0-5, Cassidy Bishop had three points, three rebounds and two steals while Emma Pritchett added three points, two rebounds and one steal. Hannah Strawhun had three rebounds and one steal while Emily Baker added one rebound and one steal, Presley Nease two rebounds and Emma Wells with one steal.
“We struggled to find our rhythm on the floor which resulted in some mistakes early in the game that we could not overcome,” said LSE eighth grade coach Jamie Boyd. “It was a tough game, and we are looking to bounce back some against Osage.”