Thursday night we had an RPAC East Battle, Friday night we went to the RPAC West. Maywood-Hayes Center played host to Paxton for a pair of games, and the Wolves collected the sweep taking down the Tigers.
In the girls' game, it was a fight until the very end, MHC nabbed the victory 40-37. It was an excellent game and both teams played incredibly hard. In the first quarter, the Wolves staked out a nice lead of 10-6.
In the second period, both offenses got rolling. Kesli Cox of the MHC hit a pair of three-pointers to help the effort. For Paxton, they hit two threes and Jacelyn Jorgensen had six points. At the half, it was knotted up at 22-22.
In the third quarter, it remained close, both teams were playing excellent defense as the offenses struggled a little. Going to the fourth, MHC led 29-27. In the final quarter, MHC and Paxton continued to battle, but the Wolves prevailed.
The Tigers were led by Natalie Jorgensen with 12 points. Jacelyn Jorgensen had 10 in the game. The Tigers are 7-4 and will play Creek Valley on Thursday.
For the Wolves, Kesli Cox led the way with 12 points and Ellie Broz pitched in 11. We caught up with Kesli after the win and visit about the team's defense, and what they could work on as the season progresses.
The Wolves are 11-1 and will play Maxwell on Tuesday the 9th.
In the boys' game, it was a close game for the first two quarters, but MHC created separation and won big, 55-30. In the opening period, Paxton controlled the game, leading 16-10. Like we have seen from them in previous games, they attacked the rim over and over.
In the second quarter, the offenses remained strong, and MHC took the lead, up 25-24 going into the half. In the third quarter, the Wolves completely took the game over on both sides of the floor.
MHC scored 17 points on five three-pointers in the period and held the Tigers to just three points. They had a commanding 42-27 lead. In the final quarter, the Wolves pressed forward. Scoring another 13 points, allowing just three again in the final period.
Paxton was led by Josh Eakins with 14 points. The Tigers fall to 6-5 and will play Creek Valley on Thursday.
The Wolves move to 10-2 and will play Maxwell on Tuesday. They were led by Jeremiah Ingison's 20 points and Haydn Farr had 10.
We visited with Farr about the third-quarter outburst on offense and things to work on going forward.