Middle school basketball
The Lady Cardinals lost at Thursday to Wheatridge Middle School, 38-11. Danelle Topil, Rayah Kobza, Annie Beck, and Jennifer Pyle all scored two points for the Cardinals.
The Eudora Middle School seventh grade girls junior varsity basketball team lost two close games during the last week.
The team lost Thursday against Wheatridge, falling 21-15. Tailer Jiminez led the Cardinals with eight points. Kelly Daigh scored five and Sabrina Heston added two.
The team also came up just short Monday against Spring Hill. Cameron Stude led the team with 10 points, but the Cards lost to the Broncos 26-24.
Kaitlyn Heier scored six, Kyliegh Price scored four and Patty Keeney and Robbi Lycan each added two.
The eighth grade varsity faced a massive and mighty Wheatridge Thursday. The Lady Cards came out a little intimidated, but eventually calmed themselves down and did some good things. Even though they lost 67-15 Coach Miranda Joy said she was extremely proud of them for playing hard the entire game.
Chloe Pittman led the team with five points. Madeline Dickerson and Beverly Virtue each had four while Cassie Roberts added two.
The Cardinals took on a tough Spring Hill team Monday. The Cardinals entered the game with two goals: to score 10 points per quarter and to clamp down on defense in the third quarter. The squad fell a little short of its scoring goal, but managed the defensive part, holding Spring Hill to its lowest-scoring quarter in the third.
The Broncos went on to win the game 42-16. Jennifer Bowser led Eudora with five points. Chloe Pittman had four; Ashlyn Jackson, Cassie Roberts and Victoria Lehmann each had two and Sarah Prudden scored one.
The Cardinals return to action Tuesday against Central Heights.
Eudora's eighth grade junior varsity team took its 6-2 record on the road Thursday to face Wheatridge and came home with a 25-5 victory, their sixth consecutive win this season. A sound man-to-man defense proved too much for Wheatridge as the Cards held their opponent to single digit scoring for the fifth time this season. Led by Beverly Virtue's 12 points, the Cardinal offense flowed nicely as well. Six Cards scored in the contest. Chloe Pittman had five; Jocelyn Medrano scored three; Sarah Prudden and Julianna Fries each had two and Cassie Roberts scored one.
It was a tale of two halves Monday against Spring Hill. In the first half, everything seemed to bounce Eudora's way, as the Cardinals jumped out to a 14-7 lead at halftime The girls played great defense and ran sound offensive plays. In the second half, things didn't quite go as well.
The Spring Hill defense clamped down and held Eudora to 11 points, putting 14 up themselves. Turnovers and poor free throw shooting by the Cardinals allowed Spring Hill to creep back into the game in the 4th quarter, but the Lady Cards managed to eke out a victory, 25-21, giving the JV squad a 8-2 record heading into Thanksgiving break. Beverly Virtue scored 11 points to lead the Cardinals. Sarah Prudden, Victoria Lehmann, Jocelyn Medrano, Ashlyn Jackson, Cassie Roberts and Jamie Orth all each scored two.
The squad next welcomes Central Heights Tuesday.