The Lakers have a fast break against the Clippers Firday night. Phtos by Jenny Kirchner

Town Hall Sports Coordinator Jeremy Teeguarden reported on youth basketball for both the College League (kindergarten through third-grade) and the Pro League (third- through sixth-grade) for the week of Jan. 14.

College League (Kindergarten through third-grade)
The College League (grades K-3) played two days this week.

The first game, Tuesday, Jan. 15, was between the Rotary Bears taking on the Bluebird Cottage Inn Jayhawks. The Jayhawks Silas Tiso played great defense and point guard helping his team to a 7-5 halftime lead. The Bears got hot in the second half as Preston Pino scored eight points to help the Bears come back and win 15-8.

Tuesday’s second game had the Wooley’s Wildcats facing the Gastrognome Broncos. Geneva Dagnall scored an early basket to give the Broncos a first quarter 6-2 lead. The Wildcats’ Briana Garcia played great defense in the second quarter as the Wildcats took the lead and pulled away for a 22-11 win.

On Friday, the Wooley’s Wildcats played the Bluebird Cottage Inn Jayhawks in a very close game. Fiona McMullen played great, scoring eight points for the Jayhawks. Seth White played outstanding defense harassing everyone with the ball. The Wildcats took the lead in the second quarter and won 17-14.

In Friday’s second game, the Pacific Slope Tree Co. Bulldogs and the Gastrognome Broncos played a close game. The Broncos jumped out to an early lead by playing tough defense. Daniel Najar played great defense on the Bulldogs’ post players. The Bulldogs got back into the game in the second quarter behind Edgardo Rincon’s big steals. But the Broncos kept the lead and won 14-10.

Team Wins Losses
Wooley’s Wildcats 5 0
Idyllwild Rotary Bears 3 1
Gastronome Broncos 2 3
Pacific Slope Bulldogs 2 3
Blue Bird Inn Jayhawks 0 5

The ball is within reach for the Clippers as the play The LakersFriday night at Idyllwild School.

Pro League (Third- through sixth-grade)
The Pro Leagues also had two sets of games last week.

The first game, Monday night, Jan. 14, was between the Idyllwild Arts Clippers and the Town Crier Cavs. The entire game was a defensive battle. Both teams proved to be hard to score on. The Clippers took the lead in the third quarter as Maggie McKimson played great defense and grabbed a bunch of rebounds. Christian Ramirez played great for the Cavs, hustling on defense and scoring a first-half basket. The Clippers scored just enough and won 8-6.

The Cavs and the Heat fight for the ball during Friday night’s Heat win.

Monday’s second game was between the Fairway Market Lakers and the Suburban Heat. The Lakers got off to a hot start and a big first-quarter lead behind Jadon Meskimen’s tough defense. Durnig the Heat’s comeback, Austin Gooch played hard all game and scored a basket in the third quarter. The Lakers extended their lead in the fourth quarter and won 26-13.

The first Pro League game Friday night, Jan. 18, the Idyllwild Arts Clippers met the Fairway Market Lakers. The Clippers got a quick start moving the ball well to gain some great shots. Pierce Pramuka played good defense and scored a basket for the Clippers’ early lead. The Lakers battled back and regained the lead in the second half. Lilah Whitney played scrappy defense and got some important rebounds as the Lakers pulled away late for a 24-16 win.

In Friday’s second game, the Town Crier Cavs and the Suburban Heat played. The Cavs proved again to be a tough team to score on as Joseph Tiso played great defense and the Cavs held a 6-2 lead at halftime. The Heat got some better looks at the basket in the third quarter as Josh Gray dished out nice passes to help the Heat take the lead in the third quarter. The Heat played tough defense in the fourth quarter and won 9-8.

Team Wins Losses Ties
Fairway Market Lakers 4 1 1
Idyllwild Arts Clippers 3 3
Suburban Heat 2 3 1
Town Crier Cavs 2 4

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