Jr. high hoops
Pontiac ran into trouble with Normal Kingsley as the Warriors dropped both junior high girls’ basketball contests Monday.
The seventh grade Warriors fell 32-24 to drop to 5-5 on the season. Cadence Helms collected 10 points and 2 rebounds for PJHS and Jayonnah Einhaus tossed in 9 markers. Makyah Hartfield contributed 5 points and 5 boards. Veronica Matuszewski snared 4 caroms, Reese Bohm hauled in 3 boards and Haylie Lindley had 2 rebounds.
The eighth grade Warriors fell behind early and could not recover in falling 41-19. Kingsley led 19-2 after one period and outscored PJHS in each of the first three frames in taking a 37-13 lead into the last quarter.
Riley Foster had 7 points and 2 rebounds for the Warriors (5-5). Mackenzie Coates and Bailee Myers had 4 points and 2 boards apiece. Paityn Richardson went for 2 points and 4 rebounds with Trinity Bohm contributing 2 points and 3 caroms. Makayla Metz hauled in 4 boards.
Livingston County Tourney
Pontiac took third place in the eighth grade portion of the Livingston County girls’ basketball tournament over the weekend with a 31-12 win over Flanagan.
PJHS jumped out to a 12-3 lead in the first quarter and pushed the advantage to 23-6 by halftime. It was a 29-10 game by the final frame.
Riley Foster hit for 10 points in leading the Warriors (5-4). Paityn richardson added 6 points and 6 rebounds while Mackenzie Coates had 5 points and Bailee Myers threw in 4 markers. Trinity Bohm, Makayla Niles and Carlee Stadler each contributed 2 points.