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Washington eighth-grade boys take two of three from Fairfield

Jan 25, 2013

The Washington eighth-grade boys’ basketball team won two of three games over visiting Fairfield on Monday.

The A game was tied at 11 at halftime, but Washington pulled away in the second half for a 37-21 victory. Bryce Sinn scored nine points to lead the Demons (4-0), and he also had three assists, two steals and two rebounds in the contest. Drake Brezina added seven points, two rebounds and a steal, and Michael Gier had six points, eight rebounds and an assist. Tanner Coleman contributed five points, three rebounds and a steal, while Collin Zear and John Dillon had four points apiece. Dillon also had eight rebounds and two steals in the game, and Zear had four boards. Noah Enfield chipped in two points and an assist, and Mason Rich had a rebound and a steal.

“We were tied at halftime, and we came out with hustle and executed our offense more effectively,” Washington head coach Mark Berhow said. “We pulled away because of our press, good cuts on offense, and good passing. This team is continuing to improve.”

The Demon B team blew out the Trojans 31-15. Aaron Vittetoe had nine points, three rebounds and three steals to lead Washington (3-1), and Zear added eight points, a rebound, a steal and an assist. Ryan Loy had five points, three rebounds and a steal, and Matthew Wheeler contributed three points, three steals and a rebound. Coleman, Michael Dillon and John Sands chipped in two points apiece. Sands also had four rebounds and a steal in the game, and Dillon had three boards, two assists and a theft. Jack Carter had two rebounds and a steal in the contest, and Coleman also grabbed a rebound.

“We had very balanced scoring and they ran the offense very well,” Berhow said. “They are improving each game and gaining the confidence to play with determination.”

Fairfield edged the Washington C team 16-12. Matthew Wheeler scored four points to lead the Demons (0-2-1), and he also had three steals and a rebound in the game. Sands, Michael Dillon and Reid Basten chipped in two points apiece. Dillon and Sands grabbed three rebounds apiece, while Basten, Carter, Dylan Kinman and Joey Deidrich each had one. Kinman had a pair of steals in the game, and Sands also had a theft.

“We are showing improvement in running the offense and need to continue working on passing,” Berhow said.

The Washington eighth-grade boys’ basketball team will travel to Keokuk on Monday. The A game will tip off at 4:30 p.m.

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