The Nashville Middle School Jr. Hornets eighth grade boys basketball team, continued their winning ways, as they pushed their record to 10-0 on the season with wins over Chester and Woodlawn. The seventh grade team has also had a strong showing this season, as their record stands at 8-1.
The eighth grade Jr. Hornets got their week started with a huge 68-5 win over Chester. Nashville got off to a huge start, taking a 29-1 lead at the end of the first. The Jr. Hornets kept up the pressure throughout the game, as they held Chester scoreless in the second and third quarters to take a 54-1 lead going into the fourth. The Jr. Hornets cruised to an easy win.
Jaxon Goforth led Nashville with 15 points, followed by Michael Combs with 14 points. Preston Dagner scored 10 points in the win, while Gavin Baldwin scored eight points. Cole Malawy finished with seven points in the win. Both Camden Ritzel and Kolten Gajweski each scored five points apiece, and Ian Blazier and Nolan Heggemeier finished with two points apiece to round out the scoring.
The eighth grade team’s next game was much closer as they defeated Woodlawn 47-36 on November 22. The Hornets jumped out to a 10-6 lead after the first, but Woodlawn came back to cut the Jr. Hornets lead to two at half. In the second half, the Jr. Hornets were able to pull away for a 47-36 victory.
Goforth and Baldwin led Nashville with 14 points in the game, followed by Dagner with 12 points. Ritzel finished with four points and Malawy finished with two points.
The seventh grade team also picked up wins over Chester and Woodlawn in blowout fashion.
The Jr. Hornets defeated Chester 57-8 on November 21. Saxton Hoepker and Hayden Robinson each finished with 10 points. Combs scored nine points, while Aaron Brink and Heggemeier each finished with six points. Blazier finished with three points, while Knepp finished with three points. Gajewski, Ben Reid, Radyn Schwartzkopf, and Trey Reinburg finished with two points apiece. Connor Gladson finished with one point to round out the scoring.
The seventh grade team defeated Woodlawn 37-7. The Jr. Hornets were led by Heggemeier with nine points. Brink finished with seven points, followed by Robinson with three points. Gajewski and Schwartzkopf each finished with three points in the win, while Blazier, Gladson, Hoepker, Knepp and Reinburg, each finished with two points. Bennett Briles finished with one point in the win.