Paris Junior League play opens season

Posted 11/21/22

The second week of Paris Junior League Basketball is in the books and winners were the Lions, Panthers and the Tigers.

Remember that if you want to get in on the action, make it a point to be at …

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Paris Junior League play opens season


The second week of Paris Junior League Basketball is in the books and winners were the Lions, Panthers and the Tigers.

Remember that if you want to get in on the action, make it a point to be at Eveland Gym at 12:45 p.m. Sunday.

Sunday’s schedule is Tigers and Lions at 12:45 p.m., followed by the Bears and Panthers at 2 p.m. and Cards and Colts at 3:15 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for students through eighth grade. All proceeds go to pay league expenses, referees and rental of the gym.

Lions 22, Colts 21

The first game of the afternoon was a real barn burner as the Lions captured the win by one point.

The Colts jumped out to a 7-4 lead at the end of the first quarter but it was the second quarter play that pushed the Lions ahead 12-7 at halftime. In the third quarter. Each team scored six points, making the score 18-13 going into the final quarter.

The Colts decided to get busy and start making the baskets. They were able to outscore the Lions but still fell 1 point short of heading into overtime.

The brother – sister pair, Maddox and Ryder Adams were the leading scorers for the Lions with 6 points each. Tinley Luth and Skyler Wise each added 4 points and Iziah Oba finished with a bucket for 2.

Brayden Broughton led the Colts with his 11 points. Leah Sanders finished with 6 and Trevon Brown had 4.

Panthers 38, Cards 15

In the second game of the afternoon, the Panthers dominated the entire game. At the end of the first the Panthers led the Cards 17-6. The Panthers added 14 points during the second while the Cards were unable to connect at the board. Panthers now had a very comfortable lead, 31-6, at halftime. The Cards were able to put 7 points on the board in the third quarter while holding the Panthers to only 5 points. Headed into the fourth quarter with Panthers leading 36-13, both teams only added a single basket bringing about the final score of 38-15.

The Panthers were led by Hellie Barrett with 13 points and Sloan Vilk with 9. Hudson Gilbert had 6 and Zayne Cusick had 4. Tess Barrett, Kahlen Muchow and Rayse Nicholson each added 2.

The Cardinals were led by sixth grader, Bayah Good with 6 points. Syrus Osborne had 4, Fender Davis with 3 and Wes Burnes with 2.

Tigers 27, Bears 17

The final game of the afternoon was pretty much even until the fourth quarter when Tigers player, Charlie Sabens was unstoppable.

At the end of first quarter, the Tigers led the Bears 6-5. The Tigers led 12-11 headed into the second half.

The Tigers led 18-17 headed into the fourth quarter when Charlie Sabens nailed 3 baskets and added a free throw to lead his team to the win, 27–17.

Leading scorer for the Tigers was Charlie Sabens with 15 points. Jackson Creech added 4 points. Lola Camp, Konner Whitaker, Sam Pitts and Ethan Pitts each had a bucket.

Deegan Starr led the Bears with 5 points. Krayton Dunn and Baleigh Bell each had 4. Kohlton Ford and Sam Weir had a bucket each.

First week of play

The first week of play featured close games and plenty of action for those who filled the stands to support these young players.

Cards 25, Bears 16

The Bears had a rough start to their first game as they were unable to put any points on the board the first quarter while the Cards jumped out to an 8-0 lead. After working through the jitters, the Bears rebounded back during the second quarter and scored 8 points while holding the Cards to just 3.

Going into third quarter the Cards held a 11-8 lead over the Bears. The Cards returned to the court ready to hit the boards and that is what they did outscoring the Bears and increasing their lead to 19-10. In the fourth quarter, both teams scored 6 points making the final score 25-16 with the Cards capturing their first win.

Leading the scoring for the victors was was Syrus Osborne with 9 points. Bayah Good added 8. Benson Lorenzen had a good day with 6 points. Fender Davis rounded out the scoring with 2 points.

Kohlton Ford and Liem Eveland lead the Bears with 4 points each. Sam Weir, Jagger Craig, Bentley Prouse and Baileigh Bell all contributed 2 points.

Tigers 24, Colts 22

The second game of the afternoon was a barn burner.

At the end of the first quarter, the Colts held a small lead over the Tigers, 10-8. The Tigers outscored the Colts in the second quarter and led 12-10 going into the second half.

The Tigers did a lot of scoring during the third quarter and increased their lead to 18-12. A rush of adrenalin hit the Colts during the fourth quarter as they put up 10 points on the board giving the Tigers a competitive fourth quarter. At the final buzzer the Tigers won their first game of the season with a 24 -22 score.

Charlie Sabens was on fire for the Tigers as he scored 16 points for the afternoon. Bryoanna Daughtery, Wyatt Whitaker, Konner Whitaker and Ethan Pitts each had a bucket.

The Colts were led by sixth grader, Leah Sanders, with 6 baskets for 12 points. Brayden Broughton had a couple of buckets and 2 free throws for 6 points while Bella Rogers had a couple of baskets for 4.

Panthers 37, Lions 12

It was a rough first half for the Lions as they were unable to put any points on the board opening the door for the Panthers lead 21-0 at halftime.

Second half play looked much different than the first half as the Lions scored 8 points and their defense held the Panthers to only scoring 8.

Going into the fourth quarter the Panthers were leading 29-8. The Panthers scored another 8 points and the Lions added 4 points to the board. Panthers won with a 37-12 score.

Hellie Barrett led the Panthers with 13 points. Not far behind was Sloan Vilk with 10. Kutler Hovis netted 4 points while William Dennis, Hudson Jewell, Tess Barrett, Hudson Gilbert and Lexie Sallee each added a bucket.

Maddox Adams was high scorer for the Lions with 6 points. Ryder Adams had 4 and Zayne Rogers finished with a bucket.