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Middle School Basketball—Defense is the Word

When the members of the Blue 8th Grade Lady Hornets were asked to talk about the most important thing they have learned this year in basketball they answered with one resounding word, “Defense!”  When asked to be more specific about the skills that have made a difference in individual play Jessica Feldkamp didn’t hesitate and cited the necessity of playing with your feet, not your hands.  Lauren Wilke spoke about the importance of keeping your nose on the ball, and Frannie Fenelon talked about the significance of boxing out while rebounding.  The team members also mentioned how much they enjoy the bus rides, practice, and that they have a special team song.  The Lady Hornets work hard on many skills and it is great to get out to the games and watch them as they improve through the course of the season.

On Monday, February 13, the Blue teams played at home against Monroe White and both of the Blue Hornet teams were victorious.  The 8th Grade score was 16-6, and the 7th Grade score was 13-10.  The Gold Hornets had Monday off.

On Thursday, February 16, the Gold teams faced Monroe White and the Trojans were dealt 2 more losses.

With an extremely enthusiastic student section cheering them on, the 7th Grade Gold Hornets dominated the Trojans with a smothering press and great overall defense.  The score of the 7th grade game was 12-4.  In 8th grade action Saline took command in the first period and never looked back.  The final score of the 8th grade game was 26-15.

On the road, the Blue Hornets scores were as follows:

7th grade lost 6-8

8th grade won 15-7

Middle School Basketball action resumes Thursday, February 23 when the Gold will travel to Bedford, and the Blue 8th Grade will face off against Dexter Gold at home.