ROJH BBB opens with 3 games

Pictured are members of the 2021-22 Red Oak Junior High boys basketball team. Front row, from left: Weston Couse, Marcus Torres, Ace Wilkins, Carson Roeder, Emmanuel Grass, Brayton Adams, and Sergio Villanueva. Middle row: Pace Chaillie, Cale Hall, Masen Fisher, Daniel King, Dylin Rydberg, Jacob Patterson, Mason Gurney, and Christian Jones. Back row: Ethan Fouts, Reese Montgomery, and Dallas Steinspring.

The Red Oak Junior High boys basketball team has gotten the season underway with three games played last week.

On Tuesday, Nov. 16, the seventh and eighth grade boys basketball team traveled to Clarinda to open the season.

The seventh grade A team defeated Clarinda 32-28.

“We played well our first game,” ROJH head boys basketball coach Tristin Johnson said. “We played aggressive and worked hard.”

Carson Roeder led the JH Tigers with 15 points, followed by Reese Montgomery with 11.

In the seventh grade fifth quarter game, Red Oak fell 10-9.

“We saw a lot of surprises with this game,” Johnson said. “Normally in practice, we tend to pass more when running the offense, but tonight at the game, we were driving it well and looked to get it to the rim. It was very nice to see them run the offense.”

Brayton Adams finished with four points; Pace Chaillie with three.

The eighth grade boys fell 44-26.

“We started out struggling a little bit,” Johnson said. “We had a little problem with the press and just couldn’t get a shot to go in. We made a good run in the second half, and I’m proud the kids kept fighting and didn’t give up.”

Jacob Patterson led the team with seven points, followed by Ethan Fouts with six points.


On Thursday, Nov. 18, The JH Tigers hosted Atlantic.

The seventh grade team defeated Atlantic 26-21.

“This game was a closely fought match,” Johnson said. “The boys played hard and they aren’t afraid to shoot it. We need to work on being a bit more patient and selective with some of our shots, but I’d rather have it where they shoot it too often than not enough.”

Roeder led with 12 points; Weston Couse added seven; Montgomery five. 

“We were much better rebounding it tonight over Tuesday’s performance,” Johnson said. 

The eighth graders fell to Atlantic 29-9.

“We played hard and continued to fight even though we were down and not having some shots fall,” Johnson said. “I like their desire and fight from this team; it just wasn’t our night. Good things will happen when we slow it down just a bit.”

Masen Fisher led with seven points, while Marcus Torres added two points.


The Tigers hosted Creston on Friday, Nov. 19, ending the week with an eighth-grade win 21-9, over Creston.

“It was very nice for the eighth grade team as they have had a rough start to the season,” Johnson said. “We played much better and a little more aggressive. We finally started to set some ball screens and rolling off the screens which led to some easy layups for Marcus Torres.”

Patterson finished with six points; Torres and Fouts had four points each.

The seventh grade Tigers fell 35-25. Roeder and Montgomery had eight points each.

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