Girls 8th Grade Basketball · Girls 8th Grade beat Washington Catholic 38 – 10

38 Pike Central High School
10 Washington Catholic Middle and High School
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Pike Central High School vs Washington Catholic Middle and High School
38 10
1 14   1
2 24   3
3 32   4
4 38   10

Pike Central: Mills – 14, R. Sallee – 4, Whitehead – 4, Meadows – 2, J. Sallee – 8,
Leighty – 2, Myers – 4

Washington Catholic: Serrano – 7, Jerger – 1, Stevens – 2

Pike Central combined their 7th and 8th grade teams due to Washington Catholic having a combination team. We played one full game and two quarters of another game. The Chargers split the quarters evenly among the 7th and 8th grade teams. The 8th grade played the complete first and second quarters, half of the third, and half of the 4th. The 7th grade played the last half of the third and fourth quarters, as well as the two quarters afterward.

The Chargers came out firing and making defensive stops, and never turned back. Mills scored 8 points, R. Sallee scored 2 points, and J. Sallee scored 4 points in the first quarter, ending the first quarter with the Chargers leading 14-1.

The second quarter was no different. Mills scored 4 more points and R. Sallee, Whitehead, and J. Sallee each scored another bucket. The second quarter ended with the Chargers leading 24-3.

The third and fourth quarters started with the 8th grade group. Mills and Leighty both scored a basket. When the 7th grade came in, they played well. Zoey Myers scored 4 more points ending the quarter with the Chargers up 32-4. Whitehead, Meadows, and J. Sallee each scored a basket in the fourth. The Chargers won 38-10.

“It was another great opportunity to practice our offense and work on fundamentals. The first half seemed to be rushed and some shots were forced. We got some unforced turnovers because we were in a hurry. In the second half we did much better with our tempo. We controlled the game and came out with another win. The girls are really showing their strengths and working well together. I was very happy to see both Jamie and Ruby Sallee step up in scoring tonight. I was also very happy with Ashlyn and her defense. She made quite a few steals, and stepped up when we needed her. This was a great win and another great confidence boost for the girls.” – Coach Smith