Junior High Girls Basketball: 8th Grade Redbirds top Elwood, fall to Wilmington

by Scott R Schultz

Junior High Girls Basketball: 8th Grade Redbirds top Elwood, fall to Wilmington

The Dwight 8th Grade Lady Redbirds defeated Elwood on Friday afternoon 29-4 to advance to the Consolation Championship Saturday, to square off against Wilmington.

Against Elwood, scoring for the Redbirds were Alexis Thetard and Sophie Anderson with six points each. Jenna Stogner added five points, and Jordan Schultz and Maya Green added four points each. Mikalah Bregin and Addy Harms scored two points each.  Addy Harms led the team with five steals, while Jordan Schultz, Kira Bean, and Jenna Stogner each had  four steals. Rebounding leaders were Maya Green and Kendahl Weller with five rebounds each.

The victory was the Rebirds first of the season, and put their tournament record at 1-1.

In Saturday's Consolation Championship, the Lady Redbirds lost to Wilmington 26-11. Scoring for the Redbirds were, Alexis Thetard with nine points and Kira Bean two points. Jordan Schultz led the team with four steals. Addy Harms and Iris Beier added two steals each. Iris Beier led the team with four rebounds, while Addy Harms added three additional rebounds.

The loss drops the Redbirds record to 1-4, and they will host Saratoga on Monday night.

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