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MMS 7/8 Girls Basketball Takes Three of Four Games From Goddard Eisenhower


On Tuesday, the MMS Girls Basketball teams returned to action where the 7th and 8th Grade A teams continued their dominance. The 7th and 8th Grade B-Teams played in close contests, the 8th Grade B team would come out with a win, but the 7th Graders came up just three points short.

In the 8th Grade A-Team game, the Pups found success on both sides of the ball in the 54-8 rout. Head Coach Heidi Ricke said, “The girls played a great game this evening.  Our defensive effort was top notch, and the girls executed our offense well.  Rylie Whitfield had a great game for us.  She led the team in points and steals.  I am so proud of how the girls handled our press and we were able to get some quick easy shots.  Piper Alvord shot outstanding from the 3-point range.  It was a really good team win and just an overall really fun game to be apart of.”

Scoring Breakdown:

Rylie Whitfield:  19 points

Jaela Thompson:  17 Points 

Piper Alvord:  11 Points

Brynn LittleJohn:  6 Points

Carmin Pavlovich:  1 Points


In the 8th Grade B-Team game, the Pups again Goddard-Eisenhower to 8 points, winning 17-8. Coach Ricke said, “The girls showed a lot of improvement this evening.  Coach Stalnaker and I were really impressed with how the girls executed their set plays.  They showed a lot of patience in running the plays which is represented by the breakdown of scoring.  We had a really good night and hopefully we are able to carry the momentum over to Thursday night against Newton-Chisholm.”

Scoring Breakdown:

Sara Diaz:  4 Points

Molly Owen:  4 Points

Rylee Holt:  4 Points

Ari Prose:  3 Points

Riley Clemmons:  2 Points


In the 7th Grade A-Team game, the Pups would defeat Goddard Eisenhower 47-18. Head Coach Matt Sandbo said, “We shot the ball well against their zone.” He also noted Kennedy Bonham was “a beast on the boards.”

Notable Stats

Jersey Alexander 12 points, 4 steals, 4 assists

Amerie Lowery 11 points, 4 steals

Audra Sandbo 8 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists

Karlie Cooper 8 points, 4 steals

Kennedy Bonham 6 points, 12 rebounds

Allison Randa 2 points


In the 7th Grade B-Team game, Sandbo said the girls just ran out of gas, as they fell 24-21. He said, “I’m proud of these girls effort. Reagan, Jaylinn and Haleigh played every second without a sub and Allison, Kennedy, and Karlie played 6 full quarters.”

Scoring Breakdown:

Allison Randa 6

Karlie Cooper 6

Jersey Alexander 5

Kennedy Bonham 4


The Pups will take on Newton Thursday.