The Cardington eighth grade basketball team picked up two more wins recently. First, they hosted Northmor. They jumped out to an early 16-2 lead and then cruised to a 55-12 victory behind strong offensive play from Casey Bertke (32 points),Taylor Linkous (eight points) and Hannah Wickline (seven points).
They then traveled to East Knox and improved to 11-0 with a 49-36 win. East Knox kept the game competitive early with their box-and-one defense designed to stop Bertke. The Lady Pirates countered with an aggressive full-court press and took a 27-20 lead into halftime. In the third stanza, Linkous hit her second three-pointer of the game and Emily Pearl hit a long jumper to spark a 16-9 run that left the Pirates with a 43-29 lead heading into the fourth period.
Bertke tallied 28 points for the game, Linkous added nine, Wickline had eight and Pearl scored four.
Information received from Tim Maceyko.
MG vs. Highland — eighth grade girls
Mount Gilead edged Highland in eighth grade basketball on Monday thanks to a fourth quarter comeback. The young Lady Scots led 4-3 after one quarter of play, 8-7 at the half and 15-13 after three quarters, but MG took the fourth 12-5 to finish on top in the game.
For Highland, Taylor Edwards and Madison Cecil both scored six and Brooklyn Baird added four.
Information received from Tarren Thacker.
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