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Friday, January 10, 2014

Junior High Boys Basketball

Royals and Falcons Split in Junior High Action

By: Todd Enders

The Wynford Royals junior high basketball teams finally get back into action after a long break over the holidays due to cancellations. Although the outcome was not what the 7th grade blue team wanted, falling to 0-4 on the season. During the first half, the Royals played with the Falcons until Riverdale's defensive pressure made it difficult for the Royals to generate any offense. At the half, the Falcons led the Royals 15-9.  In the third period, the Royals only managed to go one for five from the foul line and missed all their field goal attempts; only scoring one point trailing 25-10 at the end of the third period. The Falcons continued to play their aggressive defense, and the Royals outscored the Falcons nine to six in the fourth period; still not enough to come away with a victory. The Falcons defeated the Royals 31-19. Coach Oliver stated, "This is the best game we have played as a team so far this year." The Royals were led in scoring by Logen Sand with five points and Noah Smith, Ethan Bailey, and Caleb Rausch with four. 

In eight grade action, the Royals defeated the Falcons in impressive fashion for their first win of the season; bringing their record to 1-3. The Royals and Falcons showed some rustiness from the holiday break only managing to score a total of five points in the first period, 3-2. The Royals turned up the defensive pressure and outscored the Falcons 18-2 in the second period and pulled away never looking back. They forced the Falcons to commit numerous turnovers creating many layups for the Royals; leading at halftime 21-4. The Falcons showed signs of coming back during the third period outscoring the Royals 12-7, but Wynford did not give in and ended up defeating the Falcons 35-23. The Royals were led in scoring by Wesley Perdue with 16 points and Cole Heinlen followed with 13. The Royals are back in action Tuesday night at 5:00 p.m. traveling to Buckeye Central.

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