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Washington seventh-graders win two games over Keokuk

Nov 15, 2012

The Washington seventh-grade boys’ basketball team won two of three games over visiting Keokuk on Tuesday night.

Washington led by just four points at halftime of the A game, but the Demons (3-1) held the Chiefs to just 10 points in the second half as they pulled away for a 51-29 win.

“It was close for three quarters, but we pulled away with aggressive defense and solid offense,” Washington head coach Mark Berhow said.

Jaivonn Willis had a double-double of 18 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Demons, and Blake Hartzler added 11 points. Dalton Meyers had six points to go with 10 rebounds, and Kyle Fishback also scored six points. Mitchell Huisenga had four points and seven rebounds in the contest, and Jack Redlinger had four points and five boards. Zeb Roos chipped in two points.

Berhow said that his Demons missed many layups and short jumpers in the B game, where Keokuk edged Washington 13-12. Cale Hobsheidt scored six points and pulled down five rebounds to lead the Demons (3-1), and Brennan Horak added four points and three boards. Mason Letts chipped in two points. Landon Hinkley grabbed three rebounds, and Thomas Zimmer had two. Jameson Bell also had a rebound.

The Washington C team defeated Keokuk 17-10. Eric Sanchez scored eight points and grabbed five rebounds to lead the Demons (3-1), and Mario Tapia added five points. Zimmer chipped in two points and four rebounds, and Mason Letts had two points and three boards. Sam Donnolly pulled down four rebounds, and John Lisauskas had one.

“The guys showed improvement in their hustle, which resulted in a lot of easy shots,” Berhow said.

The Washington seventh-grade boys’ basketball team travels to rival Mt. Pleasant today.

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