TJHS 7th grade now 5-1
The Tonganoxie Junior High seventh-grade girls basketball team snagged two more victories last week and moved its record to 5-1 on the season.
On Nov. 7, the Warriors played Xavier in Leavenworth. After jumping to a 7-4 first-quarter lead, the team relied on several things to hold on for the victory. Defensive play, 10 rebounds by Amanda Holroyd and some key offensive rebounds down the stretch by Brittani Papa helped TJHS win, 13-10. TJHS scored one field goal in each of the last three quarters. Haley Smith and Holroyd led scorers with four points each. Megan Hummelgaard added three, and Liz Carey added two more for the victors.
Last Thursday, the TJHS girls hosted Linwood after playing four of their first five games on the road. During the first quarter, Tonganoxie's offense appeared as if it had recovered from the struggles it had on Nov. 7 as the Warriors jumped to a 10-2 lead, led by six points from Smith.
Linwood, though, came to life in the second quarter and trailed,15-13, at halftime. The Warriors, however, came out hustling after halftime and, as Papa hit a 15-footer at the buzzer at the end of the third quarter, TJHS took a 25-17 lead into the fourth.
Tonganoxie then shut down Linwood's scoring attack and finished with a 30-17 win as Liz Carey scored all five points in the fourth quarter, thanks to some nice feeds from Shyanne Gergick. Linwood was led by Hannah Gumm with six points.
Gergick had a fine overall game as she tallied eight points and four assists. Other scorers for Tonganoxie were Smith, eight; Papa and Carey with five each; and Sagan Scates and Hummelgaard with two each. Papa pulled down eight rebounds, with Carey adding six caroms.
The seventh grade played Monday at Patton in Leavenworth and Tuesday at Perry. The squad will be back home Thursday against Piper. Look for results from those games in next week's edition of The Mirror.