Jr. League underway

by cindy wilson tcwilson81@frontier.com
Posted 11/22/21

ollowing a year of no basketball play for Edgar County youth due to the pandemic, Paris Junior League players hit the floor at Ernie Eveland Gym on Sunday, Nov. 7, for some action packed games. …

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Jr. League underway


ollowing a year of no basketball play for Edgar County youth due to the pandemic, Paris Junior League players hit the floor at Ernie Eveland Gym on Sunday, Nov. 7, for some action packed games.   While there are only six teams this year that didn’t keep excitement from building.

Bears 37, Cardinals  32 (OT)

The first game of the season was a thriller with play extending into overtime. 

At the end of first quarter play was pretty evenly matched and the Cards held a 4 to 2 lead. 

The second quarter was dominated by the Cards.  Going into the lockerroom the Cards led 18-6. 

The Bears were determined not to give up and outscored the Cards in the third quarter at heading into thefinal quarter of play they trailed the Cards by only 5 points. 

Free throws for the Bears became a game saver and at the end of regulation, the teams were tied and headed in overtime play. 

Once again too much fouling on part of the Cards and the free throw line was good to the Bears.  At the final buzzer the Bears defeated the Cards 37-32 in a hard fought game by both teams.

Leading the Bears was Levi Bartley.  He finished the day off with 6 buckets and connected with 17 of 22 free throw attempts making his total points 29.  Brody Stults had 2 buckets.  Bentley Alexander and Johnny Ball each had a bucket.

Cardinals were led by fifth grader Adalee Morris with 5 buckets for 10 points.  Benton Wilson and Myles Dalbey each had 8 points.  Finishing the scoring with 2 points each was Skylar Tomlinson, Ryker Adams, and Leah Sanders.

Colts    25 , Tigers  12

The Colts took their first win of the season defeating the Tigers in the second game of the afternoon. 

Colts jumped out to take command with a 9-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.  Not to be outdone but the Tigers gave it right back to them next quarter and were trailing 11-10 at half.

Once again the Colts did some scoring a put on 8 points in the third quarter and finished adding 6 more in the fourth while the Tigers were only able to add 2 points to their second half score. 

Leading the scoring for the Colts was Briar Good with 12 points.  Carter Breeding added 9 and Randi Rollings and Rylee Hillyer had 2 points.

Benson Lorenzen led the Tigers with 4 points.  Kassidy Hughes, Kayleigh Miller, Konner Whitaker, and Trevon Brown each had 2 points.

Panthers 36, Lions   13

In the third and final game of the afternoon, the Panthers defeated the Lions. 

Regardless of the quarter of play the Panthers were a scoring machine.  At the end of the first quarter they led the Lions 8-1 and then 16-5 at the half.

The Panthers added another 8 to the books increasing their lead 24-9 going into the final quarter.  That momentum continued during the fourth and the Panthers won 36-13.

Bryson Brown led the Panthers with his 16 points.  Sloan Vilk connected with 4 buckets forf eight points.  Carsten Haddix and We Burns each had 4 points.  Ty Rhodes and William Dennis finished the scoring with a bucket each.

Tigers were led by Eli Mason with 5 points. Fender Davis added 4 points to the books and Drake Quinn and Jayton Boling each had 2.

Play will resume next Sunday at Eveland Gym.  Doors open at 12:15.  Admission is $2 per adult and $1 per student (k-8).

Games Nov. 14

Ernie Eveland Gym was the center for some great ballgames last Sunday in Paris Junior League play. 

The Colts , Panthers, and Bears managed to hang on and add another win to their record.

Colts 24, Lions 21

The first game of the afternoon looked as though the Lions were going to capture the win but the Colts came out strong during the second half and defeated their opponents. 

The Lions jumped out to take a 7-2 lead the first quarter.  Lion Fender Davishad a strong showing in the second quarter and added 10 points to the board while the Colts were unable to connect. The Colts trailed 19-2 at the half.

The teams returned to the court and it was a different team as the Colts dominated the floor during the second half. 

At the end of the third quarter the Lions led the Colts 21-14. 

The Lions struggled during the final quarter and were unable to get any points while the Colts turned it on and scored 10.

Leading the Colts were Carter Breeding and Randi Rollings each with 8 points.  Briar Good added a couple of buckets and Bayah Good and Dominic Frey each had a basket.

Fender Davis was high point person for the Lions with his 10 points. Drake Quinn had a couple of buckets and a free throw.  Eli Mason had 4 points and Zayne Rogers had 2 points.

Panthers  21, Cards 20

The second game of the afternoon was another barn burner as the during this game was pretty evenly matched in each quarter. 

At the end of the first quarter the game was tied at 5. The

Panthers were unable to score during the second and the Cards added one bucket to take the lead 7-5 at the half.

Play returned to the court second half and the Cards increased their lead 14-11.  Thanks to some successful attempts at the free throw line the Panthers were able to outscore the Cards in the fourth to claim the victory.

Bryson Brown was high point guy for the Panthers with 11 points. Sloan Vilk and Ty Rhodes  each had 4 points and finishing the scoring for the Panthers was Hellie Barrett with 2 points. 

Leading the scoring for the Cards was Myles Dalbey with 7 points.  Adalee Morris and Benton Wilson each had 4 points.  Skylar Tomlinson  had 3 and Ryder Adams had 2.

Bears  26, Tigers   20

Thanks to an explosive fourth quarter for the Bears they were able to add another game to the win column.

At the end of first quarter play the Bears led the Tigers 10-6 but when the buzzer signaled the end of first half, the game was tied at 14. 

The teams returned to the court ready to play and the Bears led the Tigers 20-18 in the third. 

The Bears went on to add six more points to the board while the Tigers could only add 2 and the Bears won.

Levi Bartley had another strong showing for the Bears with his 20 points for the afternoon. Bentley Alexander had 4 and Taylyr Fudge added 2. 

Drew Kirby and Kayleigh Miller each had 6 points for the Tigers.  Trevon Brown finished the day with 4 and Benson Lorenzen and Konner Whitaker each had 2 points.

Play will resume next Sunday at Eveland Gym. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children. Doors open at 12:15 p.m.