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Middle school hoops

Demon eighth-graders take two of three from Mt. Pleasant

Jan 31, 2013

The Washington eighth-grade boys’ basketball team lost the A game to rival Mt. Pleasant last Thursday, but the Demons came back to win the B and C games.

The Washington A team lost to a much taller Mt. Pleasant squad 31-25. Michael Gier had six points, five rebounds and a steal to pace the Demons (4-2). Bryce Sinn added five points, five boards and a theft, and Mason Rich had five points, a rebound and a steal. Tanner Coleman had three points and an assist in the contest. Noah Enfield, Collin Zear and Drake Brezina chipped in two points apiece. Brezina also had two rebounds and a steal in the contest, Zear had a steal and an assist, and Enfield collected a rebound. John Dillon contributed four rebounds, four steals and two assists.

“We played well at times, but struggled against a much taller team,” Washington head coach Mark Berhow said. “Our press forced some important steals that kept us within striking distance.”

The Demon B team defeated the Panthers 27-18. Aaron Vittetoe had eight points, five rebounds, two steals and an assist to lead Washington (5-1), and Ryan Loy added six points, three rebounds and three steals. Dillon and John Sands scored four points apiece. Dillon also had two rebounds, two assists and two steals in the contest, while Sands had five steals, two assists and a rebound. Michael Dillon had three points, two rebounds and an assist in the game, and Coleman chipped in two points, a rebound and a steal. Zear had three steals in the contest, and Matthew Wheeler pulled down a pair of rebounds.

“We had 16 steals as a team, which shows excellent hustle by our players,” Berhow said.

The Washington C team blew out Mt. Pleasant 17-2. Dylan Kinman had six points, four rebounds and a steal to lead the Demons (2-1-1), and Sands added four points and three boards. Jack Carter had three points, three steals and two rebounds in the contest. Michael Dillon and Reid Basten both chipped in two points. Dillon also had four rebounds and a steal in the game, while Basten had three steals and two boards. Wheeler contributed three steals and an assist, and Joey Deidrich had two assists and a theft.

“We showed improvement in playing defense and running our offense,” Berhow said.

The Washington eighth-grade boys’ basketball team hosts Fort Madison today at 4:30 p.m.

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