The sixth grade Mount Gilead girls’ basketball team opened their season with two victories.
On Saturday, Jan 9, the girls travelled to Elgin where they jumped to a 10-0 score after the first five minutes thanks in part to some great defense by Riley Burchett who ended the game with five steals and eight points. Her teammates and their aggressive defense helped create several turnovers that led to easy baskets. Alexis Thompson ended the game with four points. Becca Staley, Riley McCoy and Hope Longhenry each contributed two points. They carried a shut out until the final minute and a half. The opening season win of 18-4 gave the Indians a great confidence boost heading into the rest of the season.
This past Saturday, they travelled to Gilead Christian and had a solid victory, 22-4. The host team fought tough despite having a young team. The Indians height advantage also proved to be the difference. Moriah Brooke and McCoy each had 12 rebounds. Taylor Hashman and Kayleen Brinkman had 4 steals each. The Indians offensive attack was led by Staley with eight. Brooke fought for sixth. McCoy, Shelby Thatcher and Thompson each had two.
Information received from Jason Brooke.