The Paris junior high girls basketball teams are nearing the halfway mark of the season and both Crestwood and Mayo have found success.
The Crestwood eighth grade Lady Eagles remain unbeaten and have yet to be challenged. These girls, coached by Missy Tingley, were unbeaten as seventh graders and won the IESA Class 2A state championship.
Crestwood 7th vs.
The Crestwood 7th grade team won heftily on Thursday night (10/11), defeating St. Matthew 48-18. Graci Watson led the team in scoring with 12 points. Gracie Dyer had 10 points in the effort, also grabbing a team-high seven rebounds. Cate Kirby and Aubree Leader each had three steals in the game.
Crestwood 8th vs.
Crestwood’s 8th grade team exploded for 53 points in their 53-12 demolition of St. Matthew Thursday night. Deming Hawkins led the team with 15 points in the game. Kaitlyn Coombes and Kendra Young added eight points each while Coombes also added three rebounds and three steals. Grace Sullivan made an impressive effort defensively with five rebounds and five steals.
Mayo Girls hot
The Mayo girl’s basketball teams have had a hot start to the year, with the 7th grade team boasting a record of 8-2 and the 8th grade team at 9-1. The two most recently traveled to Jasper County on Thursday evening (10/11) where they split games with the Lady Eagles.
Mayo 7th vs. Newton
After a valiant effort and late rally on the court, the Lady Redbirds were just three points shy, falling to Jasper County 32-29. Peighton Smith led the team in several categories, scoring nine points while also pouring in a team-high seven rebounds. Aubrey Wilson had eight points for Mayo while also grabbing six steals. Stephanie Johnson had a team-high 12 steals and three points.
Mayo 8th vs.Newton
The eighth grade Lady Redbirds had no trouble adjusting to the flow of the Lady Eagles, trouncing them in a 30-9 victory. Caradan Hoffman led the team with seven points in the contest. Zoe Sanders was another key contributor as she had five assists. The two led the team defensively as well as they each grabbed four rebounds. Steph Johnson had six steals on the evening along with three points.
Mayo 7th vs. Robinson
The Lady Redbirds lost a tough contest as they battled against conference-opponent Robinson on Tuesday (10/9).
Mayo dropped the contest 26-18, their first loss of the season.
Peighton Smith led the effort in points as she scored seven points. Smith was fundamental in many other ways though, tallying three steals and six rebounds as well.
Maddy Ramsey had nine rebounds on the night. Aubrey Wilson was also a key figure defensively as she managed five steals and eight rebounds.
Mayo 8th vs. Robinson
Mayo had another lopsided victory through their 2018 season as they stunted Robinson 44-7. The offensive leader of the evening was Emma Kemper. Kemper had 18 points throughout the game alongside three steals. Alyssa Reed had four points and a team-high five rebounds. Aubrey Wilson, Zoe Sanders and Steph Johnson each had three assists.