Junior League action

By CINDY WILSON tcwilson81@frontier.com
Posted 1/23/23

It was just another exciting Sunday afternoon at Eveland Gymansium watching youth basketball teams compete.  Winners this week were the Panthers, Lions, and Tigers.

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It was just another exciting Sunday afternoon at Eveland Gymansium watching youth basketball teams compete.  Winners this week were the Panthers, Lions, and Tigers.

Play will resume on Sunday with  the Panthers and the Tigers at 12:45 p.m. followed by the Cards and Lions at 2 p.m. The Bears and Colts will wrap up the day at 3:15 p.m. All games are played at Eveland Gym.

Panthers 22, Colts 12

The first game of the afternoon saw the Panthers add another victory to their season. 

At the end of the first quarter the Colts were leading the Panthers 7-5.  The Panthers added 4 points during the second quarter while holding the Colts to just 1 and led the Colts 9-8 at halftime. 

The third quarter was just a wash for the Colts as they were not able to connect at the basket and left the door open for the Panthers to score 9 points giving them an 18-8 lead.  Play was even during the fourth as both teams racked up four points making the final, 22-12 in favor of the Panthers.

Leading the Panthers was William Dennis and Hellie Barrett each with 8 points.  Brayden Douglas pumped in a couple of buckets for 4 and Sloan Vilk added a bucket.

Leah Sanders led the Colts with 7 points.  Bella Rogers and Case Martin each had a bucket.  Finishing up the scoring for the Colts was Kade Lewsader with a free throw.

Tigers 22, Cards 19

The second game of the afternoon was a little closer.  At the end of the first quarter the game was tied at 4. The Tigers dominated the second quarter, adding 9 points to the board and holding the Cards to just a single free throw. 

Going into third quarter the Tigers led the Cards, 13-5.  The Cards battled back this quarter and added 8 points to the books.  Tigers added 4 points maintaining a 17-13 lead.  The Cards put out a great deal of effort in the fourth trying to battle back but when the final horn sounded, they trailed 22-19. 

Charlie Sabens was high point guy for the Tigers with his afternoon total of 10 points.  Hunter Rollings ended the day with 5.  Isaac Laumeyer and Sam Pitts each had a bucket.  Wyatt Whitaker finished with a single free throw.

Leading scorer for the Cards was Benson Lorenzen with 10 points. Syrus Osborne added 4 to the books.  Bayah Good and Fender Davis each had a bucket and Keaton Cary had one point.

Lions 22, Bears 12

In the final game of the afternoon the Lions rolled to a 22-12 win over the Bears. 

At the end of the first quarter the Lions jumped out to a 10-4 lead.  The Bears got hot in the second quarter and at half it was a tie game with 10 points each.

The Lions added 8 points to the board in the third but the Bears were struggling with scoring and Lions now held a comfortable 18-10 lead. 

In the fourth quarter the Lions hit a couple of baskets and Bears made 1 point.  Final score was 22-12.

Maddox Adams was on fire for the Lions with her 12 points.  Ryder Adams and Zayne Rogers each were credited for 4 and Leo Smith had a bucket.

Liem Eveland led the Bears with 6 points.  Jagger Craig, Krayton Dunn and Baileigh Bell each had a bucket.