Mayo claims LEIC title

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The Mayo eighth grade girl’s basketball team shined in the LEIC championship game while the seventh grade girl’s team fell in the closing seconds, claiming second-place.

In Thursday’s LEIC title game against Cumberland, Mayo started slow but managed to regain their footing enroute to a 45-35 win.

Emma Kemper led the team in scoring with 18 points for the Lady Redbirds. Kemper also had three assists and three steals in the contest.

Caradan Hoffman scored seven points and brought in seven rebounds. Zoe Sanders was one of the leaders of the effort defensively, scoring six points to go along with a team-high nine rebounds. Aubrey Wilson scored five points while racking up four assists.

The Lady redbirds advanced to the championship game by defeating Jasper County 23-21.

Emma Kemper had a team-high 13 points, seven steals and three assists. Caradan Hoffman scored eight points in the game. Alyssa Reed led the team in rebounds, grabbing five throughout the night.

In the seventh grade tourney championship game, the Lady Redbirds fell to Robinson 35-27.

The seventh grade LEIC championship game came down to the final seconds for the Lady Redbirds. The team managed to pull within three points with just under a minute left in regulation but were unable to close the gap, falling to Robinson.

Aubrey Wilson led the team in several categories, finishing her night with 12 points and six steals. Maddy Ramsey played a big part defensively as she grabbed 10 rebounds in the contest. Peighton Smith scored six points and had six rebounds on the night.

The LEIC semi-final game yielded a big win for the Mayo seventh grade girl’s basketball team as they easily won a matchup with Marshall 29-9.

Aubrey Wilson and Peighton Smith led the team with nine points apiece in the victory with Smith also grabbing four steals while Wilson had three steals. Stephanie Johnson scored six points in the contest while also grabbing seven rebounds. The win set the Lady Redbirds on pace to the championship game to face off with the seventh grade Robinson team.

Mayo travels to Teutopolis next on Tuesday, Oct. 30th.