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Creston freshmen, JV and middle school basketball update

Freshmen girls

The Creston fresmen girls team pulled out a 35-25 home win Tuesday, led by Rylie Driskell’s 15 points.

Karly Calvin aided the effort with seven points, Heylee Shields had five, while Rachel Boyer and Morgan Buxton each had four apiece.

Junior varsity girls

Creston’s JV girls ran their way to a 41-22 win Tuesday.

Megan Haley’s 12 points, on four 3-pointers, led the Panthers. Bree Ross notched eight points, Driskell scored seven and Sam Dunphy scored four.

Junior Varsity boys

Bondurant-Farrar 64, Creston 36

BONDURANT — Creston’s junior varsity team picked up 15 points from Gavin Gillam on five made 3-pointers and Camden Peterson scored 11 more as the Panthers lost by 28.

Devin Baker scored five, while Spencer Lane and Payton Pryor both added two apiece.

Ashton Wills led the Panthers with five rebounds.

Freshmen boys

Creston 39, Shenandoah 28

SHENANDOAH — Camden Peterson was on fire in the second half with 16 of his 21 points in the final two quarters of Monday’s road win over the Mustangs.

Other scorers were Payton Pryor (4), Colby Burg (3), Gavin Gillam (3), Ashton Wills (2), Mark Rounds (2) and Spencer Lane (2).

Devin Baker led Creston with six rebounds.

“Great defensive effort by the team. We were down 20-14 at halftime and came out and played much better defense,” coach Todd Jacobson said.


Creston 57, Bondurant-Farrar 49

BONDURANT —Creston’s freshman squad pulled out a tight 57-49 victory Monday at Bondurant-Farrar.

Colby Burg led the way with 16 points and Clayton Stafford contributed 14.

Also scoring for the winners were Evan Bruce (9), Cole Strider (7), Brodie Wallace (7), Keagan Smith (4) and James Kunz (2).

Creston 58, Shenandoah 22

SHENANDOAH —Creston’s freshmen squad continued its winning ways, rolling to a 58-22 victory Tuesday at Shenandoah.

Bruce and Stafford both led Creston with 13 points each. Kaden Briggs scored seven, Daniel Merritt and Smith added five each, Kunz and Wallace scored two each and William Berry notched a point.

Middle school hoops

Eighth grade

RED OAK — The Creston A and B teams fell Tuesday at Red Oak.
Erick Rodriguez led Creston’s A team with 16 points as the panthers fell 53-31.

Chris Wilson added five points, Derek Paup had four, Khalil Sherrod and Luke Tebbenkamp scored two, and Avery Fuller and Garrett Burkhalter each added one point.

“Red Oak has a very good team,” coach Larry McNutt said. “We had trouble rebounding and our offense (had) too much dribbling and not enough passing. We did some good things especially in that third quarter. We will keep working to get better.”

Score by quarter

Creston A 9 16 28 31

Red Oak 19 31 41 53

The B team fell 16-10, led by Kayleb Howard’s six, four from Owen Richards and two from Burkhalter, Tristan Callahan and Juan Zamora.

“We did a nice job of making shots down the stretch to get a win. The guys gave good effort,” McNutt said.

Score by quarter

Creston B 16

Red Oak 10

Home nail-biters

Monday’s eighth grade A game went to overtime and Creston narrowly fell 39-38.

Rodriguez and Wilson were the leading scorers with 13 and 10.

Sherrod added six, Fuller had five and Paup contributed four more points. Sherrod led all Panthers with nine rebounds.

“The boys played their hearts out. By far the best we have ever played,” McNutt said. “We really had our chances to beat a very good team. I was very proud of the way they played. We just had too many bad passes. We take a few of them away and there is no doubt we win the game. It was a winning effort and we hope to build on this the last three weeks of the season.”

The B team pulled out a thrilling 29-26 win.

Tebbenkamp and Callahan scored eight points apiece to lead the Panthers and Creston shot 14 of 29 from the floor.

Richards scored four, Kyle Dillinger had three, while Burkhalter, Connor Rink and Victor Arevalo all scored two.

“Another exciting game for the Panthers. We played well in that fourth quarter and made some big shots and had a couple key steals late,” McNutt said “It was great to see this effort against a good time. I was very proud of the boys.”

Score by quarter

Crest B 10 14 18 29

Harlan 7 14 19 26

7th grade

Creston’s seventh grade A team lost by an identical 39-38 score as its eighth grade Panther A team counterparts did on Monday.

Kyle Strider scored 21 points, Patrick Varner added 15 and Gannon Greenwalt had two points.

“Good competitive game with a little oddity the score after first quarter was 0-0,” McCabe said. “Lots of good learning points from this game. Turnovers and rebounding were our trouble areas. Also need to get more guys being aggressive on offense.”

The B team lost 40-20 and the C squad won 26-6.

Payton Conley led the Panthers in the B game with 10 points and also scoring for Creston were, Wyatt Montanye (5), Willie Clayton (2) and Ethan Crawford (2).

Carter Henderson’s 10 points led Creston in the C game, as Noah Felix added eight, Reece Glynnn scored four and Owen Henderson and Willie Clayton each put up a basket.

RED OAK — The seventh grade A team put up a strong showing in a 46-26 win over Red Oak Tuesday.

Strider and Varner once again went for 21 and 15 points respectively. Greenwalt added four points, Cade Wurster and Jaydan Pettegrew each scored two.

“Red Oak sat in a 2-3 zone and we struggled against it early,” McCabe said. “Got moving and sharing the ball better in the second half. Were able to create some turnovers in our press. Need to get better on defense and on the boards.”

The Panthers won the B game 16-10 as Montanye led Creston with 6 points. Crawford added four, while Clayton, Henderson and Glynn each scored two.

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