CLINTON — A week after the Schlarman Academy seventh-grade girls defended its IESA state title, the eight-grade team gave the Hilltoppers their title in two years with a 55-45 victory over Sigel St. Michael’s on Thursday night.
Arieal Scott had a game-high 26 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead Schlarman, which capped a 24-0 season with the victory. Anaya Peoples, who was the leading scorer in the seventh-grade championship game, chipped in with 16 for the Hilltoppers.
Schlarman jumped out a 13-3 lead in the first quarter and that lead was 21 points (49-28) entering the fourth quarter.
In addition to the big scoring nights for Scott and Peoples, Sarita Kumpucknal had five points, Aleksas Dietzen and Janie Gross each finished with four points.
Jolene Bueker led St. Michael’s with 14.
PREP BOYS BASKETBALL
Olympia 56, Armstrong-Potomac 30
ST. JOSEPH — Nine players scored points for the Trojans in the seventh-place game against the Spartans but the balanced scoring was enough.
Olympia rolled past Armstrong-Potomac (2-9) as the Spartans outscored the Trojans 31-8 in the second half.
Shawn Johnson led the Trojans with seven points, while Austin Rademacher was next with five points.
PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL
Bismarck-Henning 37, Armstrong-Potomac 27
BISMARCK — The Blue Devils extended their win streak to five games and they avenged an early-season loss to the Trojans on Thursday night.
Bismarck-Henning (6-4 overall, 4-1 in the VVC) held Armstrong-Potomac to just eight second-half points in its 10-point victory.
Brooke Walsh had a game-high 12 points to go along with seven rebounds and four assists, while Maddie Winkler had seven points and four assists. Also scoring in double digits for the Blue Devils was Addie Voyles with 10.
Morgan Zindars was the leading scorer for the Trojans with 10 points.
Salt Fork 37, Oakwood 35
FITHIAN — The Storm did have a single player in double figures but that didn’t matter as Salt Fork pulled out a road victory over the Oakwood Comets.