Carroll girls defeat Dwenger
The No. 16 state-ranked Carroll girls basketball team defeated Bishop Dwenger 74-45 on Friday to improve to 3-0 in conference play (13-2 overall).
Sophomore Kayla Gibbs led the Chargers’ offense with 18 points on the night. Sophomore Saniya Jackson and senior Emily Parrett added 13 points each in the victory. Jackson shot a perfect 6-for-6 while pulling down a team-high five rebounds.
The Chargers drained eight three-pointers on the night, including a pair each by Parrett, Gibbs and Nevaeh Jackson. The team was 5-of-7 from the free throw line.
Carroll will return to action tonight at Concordia (9-4 overall, 3-1 SAC). The Cadets are coming off a 55-52 win over Bishop Luers.
Bobcat basketball teams sweep Blackhawk
Maple Creek Middle School’s boys and girls basketball teams won all four of their games Jan. 7 against Blackhawk Christian.
The seventh-grade boys team dominated the Braves 82-6 in their first game back from Christmas break with several players contributing offensively, including Beckham Russell (seven points), David Callison (eight points), Miles Hering (11 points), Briggs Pardon (11 points), Logan Heath (seven points), Brody Fisher (10 points), Jameson Hyde (10 points) and Hayden Hoover (eight points). The team improved to 12-1 on the season and will return to action tonight against Garrett.
The eighth-grade boys defeated a 10-1 Braves team 49-38. The Bobcats were down three at half but came out with tough defense, taking the lead and never looking back. The team was 18-of-22 from the free throw line, sealing the win at the stripe. Drelyn Truesdale led the team with 15 points, Jaiyre Sampson added 12, Grant Johnson had six, Braden Tubbs had five and Tyler Morris had four.
Both of the school’s girls teams also won their games. The eighth-grade girls finished the week on a win, defeating the Braves 39-8. The scoring was spread around the roster. Lexie Robokoff led the defense with several boards, and Sam Ford dished out multiple assists on the night.
Lady Bobcats defeat New Haven
Maple Creek Middle School’s girls basketball teams each defeated New Haven in a Jan. 6 makeup doubleheader.
The eighth-grade girls won their first game of 2021 42-7. Alyssa Davis led the team in scoring with 14 points. Katie Bridgwater and Sam Ford limited the Bulldogs’ scoring to single digits on defense.