Altamont Wins Jr. High Tourneys

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Published on September 24 2012 1:03 pm
Last Updated on September 25 2012 2:12 pm
Written by Millie Lange

 

Altamont Junior High School won the championship of the Vandalia Eighth-Grade Girls Basketball Tournament. Team members are, front row, left to right, MacKenzie Goldstein, Keidron Duckwitz, Shelby Sims and Hannah Paquette. Back row, left to right, statistician Sue Poe, Coach Rob Niemerg, Kassie Shelton, Elizabeth Biggs, Brooke Burns, Kara Miller and Coach Molly Hartke.

 Altamont defeated Brownstown 39-16 in the championship game to win the Vandalia Tournament. Altamont held a 23-4 first half lead and never looked back. Three players hit double digits, Elizabeth Biggs with 12 points, Brooke Burns with 11 and Keidron Duckwitz with 10.

Vandalia Eighth-Grade Tournament

Championship Game

Altamont        10   13   12   4   --   39

Brownstown     4     0     4   8   --   16

Altamont -- Goldstein 3, Duckwitz 10, Burns 11, Miller 4, Biggs 12 (players add up to 40 while 39 listed as final on scoresheet turned in).

Brownstown -- no statistics listed

Vandalia Seventh-Grade Tournament

Altamont also captured the seventh-grade tournament by defeating Brownstown 29-20 in the title contest.

Altamont held a slight 11-10 halftime lead but pushed that to 21-12 going into the final quarter and held off Brownstown. Shelbi Stone led the winners with 17 points.

Championship Game

Altamont        9   2   10   8   --   29

Brownstown   4   6     2   8   --   20

Altamont -- McHugh 5, Hosick 2, Stone 17, Goeckner 1, Wolff 6 (Players add up to 31 while 29 listed as final on scoresheet turned in).

Brownstown -- Meadows 14, Marshall 4 (Players add up to 18 while 20 listed as final on scoresheet turned in).