Willow Springs 7th Grade Girls Battle Huskies
The Leopards B-team played first against Allen Ereckson and jumped out to an early 10-4 lead in the first period. Strong defense by Willow Springs held the Huskies scoreless in the second and allowed Willow Springs to extend their lead to 12-4. The Leopards matched baskets with Ereckson in the third and fourth squashing any comeback hopes and leading to a 22-14 win. Top scorers for the B-team: Brady McLaughlin 6 points, Kaitlyn May 4 points, Paige Young 4 points, Linnea Maddux 4 points and Hannah Harvey 4 points
The second game of the night featured the A-team taking on the Huskies and looking to build on the B-team's victory. Much like the first game the A-team used defense and a strong full court press to jump out to an early lead. The Leopards held Ereckson scoreless in the first two periods and took a 16-0 lead into halftime. The Huskies offense came out in the third on fire and scored 11 points closing the gap to 16-11. The comeback fell short as Willow Springs defense tightened up in the fourth allowing only 2 points and securing the 27-13 win for the Leopards. Top scorers for the A-team: Hannah Gonzalez 10 points, Chloe Schaeffer 5 points, Kendall Dodson 4 points.
The C-team played in the final game and started cold on offense against the Huskies. Despite many good looks at the basket the Leopards were unable to get the shots to fall in the first half leading to a 8-2 deficit at halftime. Willow Springs scored four quick points at the start of the the third period to being a comeback attempt but Ereckson's offense stepped up scoring 10 point sin each of the final periods to take the win over the Leopards 28-8. Top scorers for the C-team: Sage Manning 4 points, Emily Mural 2 points, Eleanor Koehn 2 points.
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