City League returns to action

By Cindy Wilson
Posted 1/13/20

The second half of the Paris City Season has begun and spectators were treated to three barnburners in one afternoon.


Bears 42, Lions 9

In the first game of the afternoon the Bears …

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City League returns to action


The second half of the Paris City Season has begun and spectators were treated to three barnburners in one afternoon.


Bears 42, Lions 9

In the first game of the afternoon the Bears were just too much for the Lions to handle as they quickly jumped out to a 16 – 0 lead at the end of the first quarter. Both teams managed to add four points to the scoreboard during the second quarter. After returning to the court during the third, the Bears outscored the Lions by eight points and managed to do the same during the fourth, thus adding another win to their stats. 

The Bears had several team members contributing to the win but leading the pack was Gabriel Roush with nine and Conner Little with eight. Right behind was Parker Sanders with seven. Charlie Ford and Nathan Fonner were good for six points each. Finishing the scoring with two points each were Chris Gann, Brody Stults and Eyan Keys.

Mack Kuglin led the Lions with four points and Brody Quinn followed with three. Faith Smith had a bucket for two.


Hawks 20, Eagles 19

The second game of the afternoon kept one on their toes as the Hawks took a win with a battle.  From the start it was a close game as the Hawks led the Eagles 6 – 4 at the end of the first quarter. The Eagles pumped it a bit in the second and at half managed to lead the Hawks 12 – 10. The third quarter belonged to the Eagles as they outscored their opponent 5 – 3 increasing their lead 17 – 13. But things took a turn in the fourth and the Eagles only added two points to the books, while the Hawks connected with seven points and that was just enough to capture a 20-19 win.

Madox Hutchings led the Hawks with eight points. Gavin Reed added five along with Emma Kramer and her three. Alivyah Lankster and Brody Bishop finished with two each.

Eagles’ players Lane Tessman, Carson Throneburg and Wyatt Quick led their team with four points each. Logan Gerberding had a bucket and a free throw for three. Holden Henderson and Mason Barrett rounded up the scoring with a bucket each.


Cards 15, Colts 14

Another close contest to heat up the gym on a Sunday afternoon was the match between the Cardinals and Colts.

The first half of the game pretty much summed up the play as at the end of the

first quarter the score was tied at 4 and was still tied at 6 when the half sounded. The third quarter Cardinal player, Carter Eastham, managed to hit a couple of buckets while the Colts had only a lone bucket giving the Cards a 10 – 8 lead. Play was really intense during the fourth and Carter Crippes hit a bucket and three free throws for the Cards. Not be undone, the Colts sunk a couple of baskets and hit a couple of free throws adding six to the board but not enough to call it a win.

Carter Crippes led the Cards with seven points. Carter Eastham had six and Benton Wilson ended with  a bucket.

The Colts were led by Owen Jones with three buckets. Skyler Sweet added four points to the books. Gage Wright and Dylan Flores called it a day with two points each.


Tigers 24, Panthers 20

The final game of the afternoon was another thriller and the Tigers handed the Panthers their first loss of the season.

First quarter play had the Tigers leading 7-6. The Tigers got a big boost from Levi Bartley during the second as he chalked up eight points on the board and at half the Tigers held a 16-10 lead.  After the half, the Panthers returned ready to play some ball and at the end of the third it was a tie game with 16 each.  Fourth quarter had a great deal of free throws being shot but the Panthers failed to capitalize on the opportunity of seven attempts.  The Tigers added eight to the board holding the Panthers to only four. Tigers won 24 – 20

The Tigers were led by Levi Bartley with eight points. Garret Rigdon added five, and Brayden Rogers and Brody Whitaker had four each. Macy Bicknell put in a bucket and Will Dudley had a single free throw.

Sean Dunn and Dawson Rogers shared top scoring for the Panthers with six points each. Nathan Delashmit added four points to the afternoon. Kipton Bradford had a free throw and a bucket, while Carter Delashmit had a free throw.

Fans looking for some good basketball are encouraged to visit Eveland Gym on Sundays and support these teams. Games start at 12:45.