North eighth graders win
BAINBRIDGE -- The North Putnam eighth grade girls used a strong second quarter to defeat Eminence 29-20 Thursday.
The Cougars connected on six-of-10 from the line on the night.
Six Cougars scored in the contest with Bridget Johnston leading the way with eight points. Kensy Asbell followed with seven while Maggie Pinney added six and LeeAnn Davis four. Taylor Bullerdick and Tari Straziscar chipped in two points each.
North Putnam will hit the road to battle Monrovia at 6 p.m. Monday.
At North Putnam
Eminence 5 3 2 8 -- 20
North Putnam 4 7 7 11 -- 29
Next game -- North Putnam will hit the road to battle Monrovia at 6 p.m. Monday.
GMS struggles Thursday
The GMS seventh-grade A and B teams had a tough time with visiting North Clay Thursday night. The A-team fell 24-1 while the B-team was defeated 22-8.
Greencastle went three-plus quarters without scoring while North Clay put up. Greencastle held North Clay scoreless in the final period.
Abby Mitchell scored Greencastle's lone point as she connected on a free throw in the fourth.
In B-team action, GMS was able to score only two points at the half. The Tiger Cubs struggles continued in the second half as they put up six points.
Olivia Hoagland led Greencastle with three points while Rebbeca Sampson and Kiara Vance added two each. Alexis Williams contributed one point in the loss.
Greencastle will participate in a round robin tournament at South Putnam with the Eagles and Cascade beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Clovers fall to Patriots
The Cloverdale Middle School seventh and eighth grade girls' basketball teams dropped a pair of contests to Owen Valley Monday night.
The seventh grade Clovers (4-12) played hard but lost to the Patriots 28--15.
The eighth grade game was an old-fashioned barn burner that was closely contested from the opening tip until the final buzzer. The eighth grade Clover team (8-8) had the ball out of bounds at mid court trailing 32-31 to the Patriots (15-2) with just 3.4 seconds remaining. Unfortunately following their final timeout the potential game-winning shot caromed off the rim as time expired.
Both Cloverdale teams will play at the Greencastle Middle School next Tuesday in the first round of the Putnam County Middle School Girls basketball tournament. The games begin at 6 p.m.