Viqueens BB leaps to 4-0
The Stanton basketball teams began the week with a sweep in Griswold and ended the week with a sweep in Malvern.
Stanton began the Tuesday night sweep in a 58-47 conference win over the Tigers.
“We came out a step slow defensively,” Stanton head girls basketball coach Dave Snyder said. “We just did not give them just respect as far as their shooting ability and ball handling.”
Stanton held an eight point lead at the end of the first quarter, and led by 10 at the half, but had led by as much as 17 during the first half.
“We would surge ahead and then lose that momentum and find ourselves back to nursing an eight-point lead as the Tigers gained confidence,” Snyder said.
In the end, the Queens secured the victory and remained undefeated.
Stanton stats: Marleigh Johnson 25 points, seven rebounds, four steals; Jenna Stephens 11 points, nine rebounds, two steals, one block; Abby Burke seven points, six rebunds, two assists, one steal; Leah Sandin six points, eight steals, one block; Brooklyn Silva four points, six rebounds, one steal; Riley Burke three points, three rebounds, one steal; Hannah Olson two points, five rebounds; Lauren Johnson one rebound.
Griswold stats: Brenna Rossell 16 points; McKenna Wiechman 15 points; Abby Gohlinghorst five points; Karly Millikan four points; Emma Mundorf three points; Abby Tye four points.
The Vikings defeated Griswold 63-27 behind balanced shooting from six players. The Vikings began with a 13-4 first quarter run and extended that to a 34-15 halftime lead to put the game out of reach.
Carter Johnson was just shy of earning a triple double, finishing with 11 points, 13 rebounds, and eight assists. He also recorded two steals.
Stanton stats: Logan Roberts 12 points, four rebounds, wo steals; Quentin Thornburg 10 points, eight rebounds, three steals; Nolan Grebin nine points, four rebounds, four assists, three steals, one block; Kywin Tibben eight points; Evan Gettler seven points, one rebound, one steal; Gavin Ford four points; Levi Martin two points, one rebound; Joshua Martin three rebounds; Tristan Frank one rebound.
Griswold stats: Adam Houser nine points, five rebounds; Landon Pelzer six points, three rebounds, three assists; Alex Hartman six points; Kamron Brownlee five points, five rebounds, two steals, one block; Aiden Kennedy one point, four rebounds, one block; Caleb Oakleaf seven rebounds, two blocks.
After a sluggish start, where the Queens trailed 12-1, they sailed to a 47-34 victory over conference foe East Mills on Friday, Dec. 10, on the road.
The Viqueens were able to remain calm when the shots were not falling in the first quarter, according to Snyder, and because of that, they kept shooting and knotted the score at 12 at the end of the first quarter and 19 at the half.
The Queens took their first lead of the game with just under four minutes remaining in the third quarter and pulled away with a five-point lead at the end of the third period.
They went on an 8-0 run to start the fourth quarter and never allowed the Wolverines to get closer than five points.
East Mills’ Emily Williams led all scores and finished with a double-double getting 16 points, 13 rebounds, and adding three blocks.
A. Burke led Stanton’s charge with 15 points while Johnson added 14.
Stanton stats: A. Burke three rebounds; Johnson five rebounds, five assists, one block; Sandin six points, two rebounds; Stephens four points, 11 rebounds, four steals, one block; Olson four points, five rebounds; R. Burke four points, one rebound; Silva one rebound.
EM stats: Aspen Crouse eight points, seven rebounds, two assists; Natalie Goodman six points, two rebounds; Mia Goodman four points, five rebounds; Miah Urban five points, two assists, six steals, two blocks.
Roles were reversed in the boys game as the Wolverines defeated the Vikings 61-43.
East Mills led by five at the end of the first quarter and never looked back, increasing the lead to 29-15 at the half.
Stanton’s Johnson led all scorers with 20 points and finished the double-double by securing 10 rebounds. He add three steals.
Braden West led the Green with a double-double of his own, collecting 18 points, 14 rebounds and getting one steal and one block.
Stanton stats: Gettler seven points, three rebounds, three assists; Grebin five points, three rebounds, three assists; Roberts four points, one rebound; Thornburg two points, four rebounds; J. Martin one point; L. Martin one rebound; Ford one rebound; Frank one rebound.
EM stats: Mason Crouse 14 points, six rebounds, one block; Davis McGrew 14 points, three steals; Zach Thornburg seven points, two rebounds, four assists, three steals; Peyton Embree seven points, seven rebounds; Jackson Embree one point, two rebounds; Lincoln Palmer one rebound.
Stanton hosts Essex in a girls and boys double-header beginning at 6 p.m. tonight with the girls game.
East Mills plays in Tarkio on Thursday, Dec. 16, as they take on East Atchison beginning with a girls game at 6 p.m. and the boys game to follow.