The Ellis Jr. High Junior Varsity girls basketball hosted Oakley on Nov.10th.
In the varsity contest, Ellis continues to struggle with scoring and rebounding. Ellis did not score at all in the first quarter compared with oakley who scored 13. Ellis intensified their defense, however, and only allowed four points up until the end of the third quarter but the Railers were not able to answer with very many points only scoring six points up until the last quarter. The Ellis girls grew more tired in the fourth quarter of which Oakley was able to end the contest with 29 to Ellis 7.
Leading scorer for Ellis was Jocelyn Eck with four points, Jersee Fabrizius had two and Libby Schiel had one point. Leading rebounder for Ellis was Taylor Kohl with four boards followed by Schiel with three. Fabrizius had two rebounds and Rylan Aschenbrenner and Evelyn Merriman each had one.
In the J.V. contest, Oakley led at the half 13 to Ellis four. Ellis only allowed six additional points for Oakley but was only able to score five plus the deficit of nine at the half. Final score was Oakley 19 to Ellis 9.
Leading scorer for Ellis JV was Schiel with three points. Piper McClung, Aschenbrenner and Dora Bencze each had two points. Leading rebounder for Ellis was Lyla Richards with six rebounds followed by McClung with five and Bencze with four. Schiel and Aschenbrenner each had two and Adalyn Hamel, Merriman and Maggie Fitzgerald each had one.
Coach Sheryl Butler said, “We continue to have to compete with a lot of experience with Oakley having a lot of height and experienced 8th graders. Our ability to hit shots and rebound continues to give us problems – although I was very pleased with our press and defense up until we got tired in the fourth quarter.”