Eveland Gym was hopping with excitement as the second half of the Paris Junior League season opened with the Bears, Hawks, Colts and Panthers took the wins.
Bears 49, Lions 6
In the first game of the afternoon the Bears walked all over the Lions and taking a 49 –6 win.
The Bears led all the way taking a 10-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Bears really exploded in the second quarter and quickly ran up the score and leaving the court at half with a 36-0 lead.
The Lions scored a free throw during the third but the Bears added another 11 to lead 47-1. The Bears cooled it a bit fourth quarter and only put 2 on the board while the Lions added 5.
Leading the Bears was Nathan Fonner with 16 points. Parker Sanders added 10. Gabriel Roush and Conner Little finished with 6 each. Austin Pardi had a couple of buckets and free throw for 5. Jacob Staley ended with 4 and Charlie Ford had a couple of free throws for 2.
Eli Brinkerhoff and John Heelan finished with 3 points each for the Lions.
Hawks 22, Eagles20
The second game of the afternoon was an evenly matched contest.
The Hawks jumped out to take a 6-2 lead over the Eagles at the end of the first.
The Eagles outscored the Hawks during the second quarter so the teams were tied at 10 at halftime.
The third quarter was back and forth scoring but the Eagles inched out with a 1 point lead at 16-15.
Excitement filled the air in the final quarter and it appeared that overtime was on its way but the Hawks were able to pull out a 22-20 victory with a last second shot.
Leading the Hawks was Dominic Asbury with 8. Madox Hutchings added 5. Bradley Litteral and Emma Kraemer each had 2. Alivyah Lankster, Andre Calhoun and Hero Mink each had a free throw. The final 2 points was due to an error.
Nicholas Doughan and Logan Gerberding led the Eagles with 4 points each. Zavier Quinn had 3. Murray Smith, Landon Gerberding, Carson Throneburg, and Ethan Brown each had a bucket. Holden Henderson was credited for a free throw.
Colts 32, Cards 19
Despite some hard work, the Cards fell to the Colts in the third game of the afternoon.
At the end of the first quarter the Colts led the Cards with a 9-5 score. Lots of good action continued into the second quarter but the Colts went to the locker room leading 19-11 at half.
Play was pretty evenly matched during the third quarter but the Colts still held on to a 26-17 lead. The Colts added another 6 points in the fourth but the Cards were only able to put on 2.
Hailey Yantis led the Colts with 9 points. Drake Thompson, Dylan Flores, Braylen Mills and Owen Jones each had 4. Mason Byrnes finished with 3. Rickie White and Colton Cornwell had 2.
The Cards were led by Bella Moreschi with 7 and Carter Eastham with 6. Dylan Lucas, Aadin Means and Chance Chaney each added 2.
Panthers 50, Tigers 24
The Panthers continue to shine and grabbed another win maintaining that undefeated status.
The Panthers jumped out to take a 16-9 lead. The second quarter was pretty evenly matched but the Panthers hung on to a 22-16 lead.
The third quarter was totally explosive for the Panthers as Drew Rogers pounded in 14 points. The Panthers were able to put another 22 points on the board and were enjoying a 44-17 lead.
Things settled down during the fourth and the Panthers defeated the Tigers 50-24.
Drew Rogers led the Panthers with 24 points. Jackson Rigdon added 8. Dylan Blair and Landon Nugent each had 4. Kipton Bradford, Dawson Rogers, Caiden Vice and Carter Delashmit each had 2.
Mazie Hawkins led the Tigers with 7 points followed by
Ty King and Brian Smith each with 6. Garrett Rigdon had 3 and Brayden Rogers had 2.
Bears 53, Hawks 9
The Bears grabbed a 16-4 lead in the first quarter. The second and third string on the Bears really rocked the court as they added another 18 points on the board increasing the lead 34 – 7 at half time. Activity settled down somewhat during the 3rd quarter but the Hawks only added two points to the board while the Bears put on 11 more making their lead 45 – 9. Bears continued to be a scoring machine and added 8 more points ending the game 53 – 9.
Parker Sanders, Austin Pardi, and Jacob Staley led the Bears with 8 points each. Gabriel Roush had seven points, Charlie Ford and Conner Little had six each and Nathan Fonner and Ian Theirl had four a piece. Carter Fox finished the scoring with two points.
Bradley Litteral led the Hawks with 6 points. Paisley Reed had two points and Emma Kraemer had a single free throw.
Cardinals 23, Lions 19
The second game of the afternoon was somewhat more competitive on the court. The first quarter was pretty evenly matched with the Cardinals holding a one point lead at the end. It was the second quarter when the Cardinals managed to give themselves a slightly comfortable lead going into the half at 11 – 5. The Lions came back third quarter and outscored their opponents by one point but still found themselves trailing 15 -10. Again the Lions outscored the Cardinals during the fourth quarter but time just wasn’t on their side falling 23 – 19.
Carter Crippes and Dylan Lucas led the Cards with 6 points each. Carter Eastham had a couple of buckets for 4 points. Bella Moreschi connected with a bucket and free throw. Myah Bartos and Hannah Waltz each had two points.
The Lions were led by Eli Brinkerhoff with 8 points. John Heelan had 3 points. Samantha Kindred and Mack Kuglin each had 2 points.
Panthers 28 Colts 24
The third game of the afternoon held plenty of excitement for the basketball enthusiast.
The Colts got off to a slow start in the first quarter, as they were only able to put a basket on the board. In the meantime, the Panthers connected with four buckets and two free throws making the score 10-2.
The second and third string had their fire lit for the Panthers as they came out and put 14 more points on the board increasing their lead 24-10 at half.
The teams returned to the court to outscore the Panthers in the third quarter but still behind 27-19. The Panthers were only able to make a free throw in the fourth quarter and the Colts scored five points but the Panthers held on for the win.
Drew Rogers led the Panthers with 8t points and6 of those were in the first quarter. Kipton Bradford, Jackson Rigdon, Dawson Rogers and Karic Mason each had 4 points. Storm Miller finished with 2 points.
Braylen Mills led the Colts with 6 points. Drake Thompson had 5 and Dylan Flores and Rickie White each had 4 points. Mason Byrnes ended with 3 points and Colten Cornwell had 2 points.
Tigers 21, Eagles 8
In the last game of the afternoon the Tigers added another win to their record. grabbing a 7 -0 lead in the first quarter.
At the end of the second quarter the Tigers were leading 9-2.
The Tigers added another six to the scoreboard in the third and the Eagles put on two more points. Heading into the fourth quarter the Tigers were leading 15-4 .
Another six points went on the board for the Tigers and the Eagles added four, making the final score 21 – 8.
Once again Ty King led the Tigers with 15 points. Gage Woolum, Brian Smith and Brody Whitaker each had 2 points.
Karson Kollman, Landon Gerberding, Carson Throneburg, and Hunter Quinn each had 2 points for the Eagles.
Colts 34, Eagles 8
With the Eagles short several players, the Colts rolled to a 34-8 win over the Eagles.
The Colts were quick to a grab a 9-2 lead in the first quarter. The Eagles rebounded during the second quarter and added 6 points to the board while the Colts added another 6 making the half time score 15-8.
The second half of the game was a real dry spell for the Eagles as they were not able to add any points. The Colts put 10 on the board in the third quarter and another nine in the fourth quarter to win 34-8.
Drake Thompson had a strong showing for the Colts with 13 points. Mason Byrnes finished with 7 points. Owen Jones had a couple of buckets. Hailey Yantis and Braylen Mills each had 3 points. Rickie White and Gaige Burks finished with 2 points.
Scoring 2 points each for the Eagles were Murray Smith, Holden Henderson, Hunter Quinn, and Ethan Brown.
Panthers 50 Lions 9
The second game of the afternoon was a run away for the Panthers as the jumped out to a 15-2 lead.
The Lions were unable to hit a bucket during the second quarter but the Panthers added 10 more points and enjoyed a 25-2 lead at half.
The Panthers once again dominated the third quarter as they jumped out to a 42-3 lead. The Lions had a more successful fourth quarter and added six points but lost to the Panthers 50-9.
Many of the Panthers got in on the scoring action this afternoon. Leading the team with 19 points was Drew Rogers. Dylan Blair had 7 and Jackson Rigdon had 6 points. Kipton Bradford had 5, Luke Stuck finished with 4 and Karic Mason had 3 points. Dawson Rogers, Caiden Vice and Landon Nugent each had two points.
Scoring for the Lions was Eli Brinkerhoff with 5 and John Heelan with 4 points.
Bears 38, Cardinals 14
In the third game of the afternoon, the Bears took a first quarter lead of 8-4. Their lead increased to 18-8 by halftime.
The Bears put another 10 points in the third quarter and the Cardinals were not able to hit their shots. In the final quarter the Bears added another 10 and the Cards put up 6 points. The Bears won the game 38-14.
Jacob Staley led the Bears with 13 points. Ian Theirl and Charlie Ford each had 6 points. Austin Pardi finished with 5 and Conner Little and Gabriel Roush each had 4 points.
Bella Moreschi led the Cardinals with 8 points. Dylan Lucas had a couple of baskets and Gage White had a bucket for 2 points.
Tigers 41 Hawks 17
With the help of the second string, the Tigers were able to take an easy win over the Hawks in the final game of the day.
Going into the second quarter the Tigers held a 7-2 lead over the Hawks. This was quick to change due to the efforts of the Tigers second string and at half found they held a comfortable 30-2 lead. Both teams scored in the third quarter but the Hawks still trailed 37-11. The Hawks outscored the Tigers in the final quarter but lost 41-17.
Brian Smith led the Tigers with 10 points. Garrett Rigdon added 9points to the books. Ty King and Brody Whitaker each had 6. Koen Brinkerhoff finished with 4. Cooper Keys, Brayden Rogers, and Caison Whitaker finished the numbers with 2points each.
Leading the Hawks with 8 points was Madox Hutchings. Dominic Asbury added a couple of buckets and a free throw for 5 points. Bradley Litteral finished with 4 points.
Panthers 53, Hawks 11
It was the Panthers day on the court as they jumped to a 13-2 lead at the end of the first quarter. The baskets just kept pouring in for the Panthers in the second quarter as they held a 24-5 lead at half.
The Hawks continued to struggle during the third quarter and the Panthers had a 42-9 advantage. At the end of the game, the Panthers added another win by defeating the Hawks 53-11.
Drew Rogers led the Panthers with 13 points. Jackson Rigdon had 10 and Kipton Bradford had 9 points. Dylan Blair finished the day with 6 and Landon Nugent had 5 points. Dawson Rogers and Karic Mason each had a couple of buckets for 4 points. Luke Stuck rounded it up with a bucket.
Madox Hutchings and Dominic Asbury led the Hawks with 4 points each. Bradley Litteral had 2points and Jenna Lewsader had a single free throw.
Bears 35 Eagles 17
The Bears quickly grabbed a first quarter lead of 12-0. The Eagles showed a better performance in the second quarter and put 13 points in the books while the Bears added another nine to head into the third quarter with a 21-13 lead.
The Hawks were unsuccessful in scoring in the third quarter and the Bears advanced their lead to 35-13. The Hawks managed to put on 4 points in the fourth quarter but the Bears chalked up another win, defeating the Hawks 35-17.
Jacob Staley lead the Bears with 18 points. Austin Pardi had 6 and Nathan Fonner added 5 points. Parker Sanders, Eyan Keys, and Charlie Ford each had 2 points.
Ethan Brown, who had 19 points, led the Eagles. Zavier Quinn had 3 and Mason Barrett and Landon Gerberding each had 2 points.
Colts 38 Lions 11
The Colts controlled the third game of the afternoon as they took a 12-4 lead in the first quarter. The Lions were unable to get on the board during the second quarter but the Colts added 11 more, making their lead 23-4 at halftime.
Each team added 5 points in the third frame and the Colts led 28-9 going into the final quarter. The Colts outscored the Lions by 8 points during the final quarter and fwon 38-11.
Dylan Flores led the Colts with 9 points. Braylen Mills ended with 8. Rickie White had 7 and Drake Thompson had 6 points. Hailey Yantis finished with 5, Cam Yantis with 2 and Owen Jones with 1 point.
John Heelan led the Lions with 6 points. Eli Brinkerhoff had 3 and Brody Quinn had 2 points.
Cardinals 22, Tigers 20
The final game of the afternoon heated up the gym. It was a back and forth game but the Cardinals grabbed the win.
The first quarter was a good indicator of the intensity in the game as the Tigers led 4-3 going into the second. Play was at its best during the second quarter and both teams found themselves in a tie game going into the half.
The third quarter was not a disappointment as the players were giving it 100 percent effort and the Tigers took a 20-17 lead.
That would be the last of the scoring for the Tigers. The Cardinals made some important free throws during the fourth quarter as well as a bucket and snatched the game with a 22-20 victory.
Bella Moreschi led the Cardinals with 9 points and Dylan Lucas added 7. Carter Eastham had 3 free throws and 2 of those were in the final minute. Kolton Ingram had his first bucket and Carter Crippes ended with a free throw.
Ty King led the Tigers with 9 points. Brody Whitaker had a couple of buckets for 4. Garrett Rigdon, Koen Brinkerhoff, and Logan Dick each had 2 points. Brian Smith had a free throw for the day.