ADEL — The Creston seventh-grade girls gained their second victory of the season here Thursday, holding off ADM 30-27.
Halle Evans scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Panthers. Brianna Fields added seven points and a team-high eight rebounds and made two clutch free throws late in the fourth quarter after ADM had taken a lead. Hannah Dryden scored four points. Notching two each were Macy Adamson, Gracie Hagle and Kate Foglesong. Hagle had a good overall game with three steals and three rebounds. Morgan Driskell contributed three rebounds and two steals.
“I was very proud of the girls’ determination down the stretch after ADM had moved ahead and gained some momentum,” said Creston coach Larry Peterson. “It was a good morale boost for them to come out on top in a tight game like that.”
ADM won the B game 18-10. Dryden scored six points along with four steals and four rebounds. Jalyn Klejch and Macy Wiley each scored two points and Klejch collected four steals. Taylor Seaton had three steals and Foglesong snared a team-high eight rebounds.
“The girls had some steals that didn’t turn into points or we might have made it another exciting finish,” Peterson said. “They showed they are learning and improving.”
The eighth grade A-team boys emerged victorious at ADM Thursday in a tight 39-36 contest.
“We didn’t play very well in first quarter but made some adjustments and played much better,” Panthers coach Larry McNutt said. “ADM has a good group and we did a lot of good things to pull a very good win.”
Brance Baker and Cael Kralik both put 11 points on the board to lead the way as Kralik added seven rebounds and three steals.
Also scoring were Cole Strider (7), Colby Burg (4), Clayton Stafford 3 and Evan Bruce (3).
The B-team won 34-22 with a sturdy fourth quarter showing in which the Panthers outscored ADM 15-6.
Keagan Smith led the way with 10 points, four steals and five rebounds. Daniel Merritt had seven points and James Kunz notched six. Also scoring were Brayden Fitzgerald (4), Kaden Briggs (4) and Britain Miller (3).
The C-team played two quarters versus ADM and fell 13-11. Jeremy Rutz scored four points.