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Seventh-grade A team picks up first two wins

By Hunter Tickel | Nov 20, 2013

The Washington boys’ seventh-grade team defeated Aldo Leopold Burlington 35-31 Monday for its first win of the season.
“We came back from a small deficit to hold on, to the very last possession for the win,” said head coach Mark Berhow. “The players took a big step in the right direction tonight.”
The Demons (2-3) were led in scoring by Sam Hall and Trevor Leyden with 10 points, each.
Cade Hennigan added 9 points.
“We worked hard in the first half to run our offense and value each possession,” Berhow said.
Hall had a team-high seven rebounds. Mason Sinn and Kolten Henrichsen both had five boards.
It won for the second time Tuesday against Keokuk 24-4.
“We played much better on offense, passing and shooting with a purpose,” Berhow said.  “Our offense was very balanced with seven different players scoring. Our defense was stifling, causing 10 turnovers.  We are proud of the progress the players are making.”
Hall led the team with three steal and seven rebounds.
Hennigan scored a team-high 6 points.
The B team dropped its second game of the season 12-8, Monday vs. Aldo.
“The first half had many improvements, but the players found it challenging to score in the second half,” Berhow said.
Chandler Mullens had a team-high six points and had five rebounds.
Markell Stuart was second on the team with 4 points.
Javante Owens had seven boards to lead the team. Ben Loy had five rebounds.
Ben Schiefer led the team with three steals.
Washington edged Keokuk 11-10 Tuesday to improve to 2-2-1.
“Our guys battled to finish with the win,” Berhow said.  “We are continuing to show improvement on defense and handling the ball better on offense.”
Lincoln Kleese led his team with 6 points.
The C team lost 16-8 to Aldo, Monday.
“We continue to work on how to play defense and running our offense better each game,” Berhow said.  “These guys are improving and working to better understand the basics of basketball.”
Keith Zabel, Schiefer and Chase Barkema all led the team with 4 points.
Aaron Harvey and Alan Morgado pulled in four defensive boards each.
Tuesday the team fell to Keokuk 25-12.
“Our guys are working on guarding and helping on defense,” Berhow said. “We have seen improvement since the beginning of the year.  They have a very good attitude toward learning basketball.”
Matteo Hernandez had a game-high 10 points.

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