MAHOMET — Mahomet-Seymour Junior High basketball has something brewing. Both the seventh and eighth-grade girls’ basketball teams have started the season hot.
The future of M-S girls’ basketball could be in bright hands if the talent continues to improve heading into high school.
Seventh-graders continue hot streak against Bloomington. Kylie Waldinger poured in 12 points, and Ellie Dallas added eight points to help the Mahomet-Seymour seventh-graders defeat Bloomington 37-19 last Thursday. The seventh-graders improved to a perfect 5-0.
The eighth-graders battled back and forth against Bloomington. Sidney Young led the way with 11 points. Ava Henderson hit two treys, including a big one in the fourth quarter, but Bloomington edged the Bulldogs 28-25.
M-S splits against. Kingsley. Waldinger and Dallas combined for 12 points, but Kingsley edged the Bulldogs 25-24 thanks to a late free throw to hand the M-S seventh-graders their first loss of the season.
Young drilled three triples and finished with 16 points as the eighth-graders defeated Kingsley 33-26 in overtime to garner the split. Claire Seal was terrific, finishing with 10 points. Seal drained a clutch free throw to tie the ballgame late in regulation. The eighth-graders improved to 4-2 and avenged a loss to Kingsley last year.