Gering Girls 8TH Grade Basketball Starts Season Strong
     2012-11-22      By Philip Eckerberg, Special to the Citizen   
Photo by Philip Eckerberg/for the Citizen
Gering’s Allie Wilson, a member of the eighth-grader A Team, grapples for the ball against a Torrington challenger during last Thursday’s home game. Gering won 39-3, bringing their record to 3-0. Eying the play are Gering teammates Mariah Conn (left) and Brianna Fitts (right).
 
The Gering Girls 8TH Grade Basketball A-Team is 3-0 so far this season. The season started on Monday, Nov. 12, in Sidney. The A-Team game was a hard fought battle with Gering leading by a couple of points for 3 quarters. Gering was behind in the fourth quarter and with 20 seconds left the score was 33-31 Sidney leading. Gering’s Emma Sterkel was fouled and sank both of her free throws to tie the game at 33. Sidney took possession and lost it. Sterkel got the ball and ran down the court with a successful layup for the winning basket with 4 seconds left. Final Score Gering 35 Sidney 33. The B-Team played Sidney and lost. Sterkel was the high scorer.

The next challenge for Gering’s A-Team was at Kimball on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Gering played strong and defeated Kimball 36-24. The high scorer honors was split between Mariah Conn and Brianna Eckerberg with 9 points each. The B-Team also won against Kimball.

Gering played Torrington on Thursday, Nov. 15. This was Gering’s first home game of the season. Gering routed the Torrington team 39-3. Emma Sterkel was the high scorer with 15 points. The B-Team also won against Torrington.

Next up for Gering is a home game against Mitchell on Monday the 19TH and then Gering will be at Torrington on Thursday, Nov. 29.

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