Middle school basketball
The Eudora Middle School eighth-grade girls varsity basketball team started its season Monday against rival Baldwin.
"Confident going into the game they gave it their all," coach Miranda Joy said. "Watch out for this team's tenacious defense."
Baldwin was ahead 21-4 in the fourth quarter, but in the last three minutes of the game the Lady Cards turned it on and scored 10 points to end the game with a 21-14 loss.
Jen Bowser and Katelyn Abel each had six points for Eudora. Victoria Lehmann added two.
In tournament play Tuesday, the team had another close call.
The Lady Cards went into halftime with a two-point lead, however during the third quarter, Wellsville crept back into the game to take the lead back and fell 25-21.
Jen Bowser led the Cards with eight points, followed by Kenzie Cadue and Chloe Pittman each with four. Ashlyn Jackson and Cassie Roberts both added two and Victoria Lehmann had one point.
The Lady Cards face Wellsville again Monday at EMS.
The eighth-grade junior varsity team welcomed Piper for its season opener Monday and dropped a nail-biter 22-18 in overtime.
The Cards showed tons of heart, but were simply out-manned by a deep Piper bench, coach Jason Gray said.
Eudora led 4-0 after the first quarter. Piper outscored Eudora 8-2 in the second quarter, heading into halftime with an 8-6 lead. Both teams managed only one basket each in the third. Heading into the fourth quarter, Eudora trailed 10-8.
The Cardinals threw out an aggressive man-to-man defense and, combined with a press, managed to get even at 16 at the end of regulation.
Unfortunately, Piper was just a little too much in the extra period, outscoring the Cards 6-2.
Sarah Prudden was the leading scorer with eight. Beverly Virtue had six and Julianna Fries and Jocelyn Medrano each had two.
The Lady Cardinals evened their record to 1-1 with a win Tuesday at Lexington Trails Middle School. The defense held the opposition to eight points for the game while putting up 16 for Eudora.
Beverly Virtue led scorers with six. Jocelyn Medrano had four, and Madeline Dickerson, Ali Bales and Julianna Fries each had two.
The next game for the Cards will be Monday at Wellsville.
The seventh-grade varsity girls basketball team lost to Spring Hill 24-21 Tuesday.
McKenzie Oller scored 12 points and led all scorers. Danelle Topil finished with four, Madison Maring had three and Valerie Pringle added two for the Lady Cardinals.
The seventh-grade junior varsity basketball team lost its season opener Monday to Paola 22-10 in overtime.
The scored was tied at 10-10 after regulation.
Cameron Stude was high scorer for Eudora with six points. Robbi Lycan finished with four.
In action Tuesday, Eudora's junior varsity blue team took on Lexington Trails Midddle School and fell 18-8.
Kelly Daigh, Lauren Goombi, Telsa Hauge and Tailer Jiminez each had two points for the Cardinals.