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JH Basketball: Pointers split; Alma sweeps

Alma swept Ramsey to open River Valley Conference play while the Van Buren Freshman Academy split with Kimmons on Monday night.

Jamilyn Kinney scored 23 points as the Lady Pointers beat Kimmons 36-22. The Lady Pointers led 11-8 at halftime, but pulled further ahead 26-11 after three quarters of play.

Addie Outlaw and Taylar Sutton both had four points while Londan Barlow and Sydney Grizzle added three and two respectively.

Kimmons built a 29-8 halftime lead to topple the Pointers 54-35.

Jonny Harms had 10 points for VBFA and Beau Beckner added seven. Logan Thomas and Max Criswell had six points each and James Montgomery tossed in four.

Alma sweeps Ramsey

The Lady Airedales beat the Lady Rams 62-31 with three players reaching double digits.

Abbye Ostrander led with 26 points and Bailey Jones and Kaitlyn Jackson chipped in 12 and 10 respectively.

The Airedales had 26-17 lead and held off the Rams to win 43-36.

“It was a big road win to start conference play,” said coach Eddie Corder. “It was a big win for being out of school and off our routine.”

Drake Pendergraft hit four three pointers to lead the Airedales (4-1, 1-0) with 12 points. Pendergraft gave Alma a lift in the first half hitting a trio of three pointers. Nathan Corder had 11. The coach said David Mullins did “a good job defending (Ramsey’s) big man” and pulled down four rebounds.

Eighth Grade

BTMS 26, Pottsville 18

Butterfield Trail overcame a slow first half, to win their first game of the year back on Dec. 2.

The Pointers trailed 6-2 at halftime, but Cordale Armstrong hit a pair of threes and scored eight points as the team bounced back to lead 16-10 before the start of the fourth quarter.

Armstrong finished with 10 points to lead the Pointers (1-2). Gavin Ball added nine points as he shot 5 of 6 from the free-throw line. Zane West was 3 of 4 from the line and finished with three points.

Northridge sweeps Alma

The Northridge Middle School Pointers edged Alma in the first game 26-25 as Jorge Rios led with 10 points. Brad Fimple scored 21 points in the second game as NMS won 50-31.

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