Junior high basketball

    Pontiac scored two wins on it home floor Monday evening in junior high girls’ basketball. The Warriors needed to fend off Ridgeview to take the seventh grade contest, and Riley Foster registered a double double as the eighth graders triumphed.
    Ridgeview made a charge late in the game, cutting Pontiac’s advantage to one point before the Warriors were able to regain the momentum and post a 22-18 victory in the seventh grade game.
    PJHS led 17-10 after three quarters but the Mustangs fought back to trail 17-16. The Warriors were able to outscore their guests 5-2 down the stretch for the win.
    Ridgeview got off to a faster start to the game by taking a 6-4 lead by the end of the first period. The Warriors fought back, shutting out the Mustangs in the process, in the second frame to take an 11-6 lead into the break. It was a 17-10 game after three quarters.
    Mariah Fletcher, who had a key basket in the second and added a 3-pointer in the second half, paced PJHS (4-2) with 7 points. Jayonnah Einhaus chipped in 6 points and Cadence Helms contributed 4 points and 5 rebounds. Makyah Hartfield chipped in 3 points and Delaney Thoman scored 2 points.
    Foster recorded a double double, including matching Ridgeview’s point total, as the eighth grade Warriors rolled to a 37-22 win in improving their record to 3-3.
    Foster scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for PJHS, who jumped out to a 10-3 lead after one quarter.
    Pontiac outscored the Mustangs by a 10-3 count again in the second period for a 20-6 halftime advantage. The Warriors tallied 12 markers in the third frame in building a 32-14 lead heading into the final frame.
    Makayla Metz scored 6 points with Mackenzie Coates adding 4. Paityn Richardson checked in with 2 points and 6 boards and Makayla Niles contributed 2 points and 5 caroms. Libby Larkin had 1 point.
Flanagan-St. Mary’s
    FLANAGAN — St. Mary’s had too much for Flanagan to handle as the Falcons dropped three contests to the Saints Monday.
    SMS took the 5th-6th grade game 15-10. Morgan Dewald and Emme Wallace had 4 points apiece for the Falcons. Tiffany Rustman added 2 points.
    St. Mary’s jumped out to a big lead and didn’t look back on posting a 35-7 win in the seventh grade contest. The Saints led 16-0 after one quarter and was up 23-2 at the half and 33-4 through three frames.
    Kaiden Connor had 3 points for the Falcons. Dewald and Bella Ackerman had 2 points apiece.
    Flanagan really wasn’t outscored by a lot in any quarter, but fell further behind by being outscored in each period in falling 27-19 to SMS in the eighth grade game. The Saints led 8-3 after one period and 18-11 at the break. It was a 25-13 difference after three quarters.
    Kortney Harms put up 11 points for the Falcons. Connor, Lacee Essman, Cheyenne Burns and Raegan Montello had 2 points apiece.
    St. Mary’s scoring was not provided for any game.
Pontiac 6th
    In sixth grade play from the weekend, Pontiac won once, lost once and played to a tie.
    The loss was a 30-4 setback to El Paso on Friday. Addison Dearth and Olivia Lindsay each had 2 points for Pontiac.
    On Saturday, the Warriors first played to a 14-14 tie with Henry-Senachwine. Lindsay had 9 points with Dearth and Emma Reilly each scoring 2 points and Sienna Metz tossing in 1 marker.
    Lindsay had 10 points as Pontiac edged Flanagan 12-10 later in the day. Reilly had 2 points.