JA, NU girls squads still unbeaten


North Union’s Journey Blevins (left) and Jonathan Alder’s Abby Jones (right) go up for baskets in these file photos. Both led their respective teams in scoring during victories on Wednesday. (Journal-Tribune photos by Sam Dillon and Tim Miller)

A pair of local high school girls varsity basketball teams remained unbeaten during games on Wednesday.
Jonathan Alder upped its record to 3-0 by pummeling Graham, 86-30.
The Lady Cats of North Union went to 2-0 with their 49-45 margin over London.
The Lady Pioneers raced to a 30-5 lead by the end of the opening period and took a 48-9 margin at halftime.
JA’s lead expanded to 73-18 by the time the fourth quarter got under way.
Abby Jones led four Lady Pioneers in double figures as she tallied 20 points.
Melissa Walbom scored 15, followed by Sydney Bourquin-12 and Maddie Wilson-11.
Alder will host Kenton Ridge on Saturday.
The JV contest will begin at noon, followed by varsity action.
Jonathan Alder
Jones 8-4-20, Walbom 7-1-15, Bourquin 5-1-12, Wilson 2-7-11, Ferrito 4-0-8, S. Bushong 3-0-7, Shepherd 3-0-6, M. Bushong 2-0-4, Salzler 1-1-3. Totals 35-14-86.
Three-point goals: Bourquin 1, S. Bushong 1.
Nash 2-7-11, Shoemaker 1-2-5, King 2-0-4, Kemp 1-1-3, Yukon 1-0-2, Kite 1-0-2, Cupps 0-1-1, Bailey 0-1-1, Werner 0-1-1. Totals 8-13-30.
Three-point goal: Shoemaker 1.

The opening quarter of this contest looked more like a softball score with the Red Raiders holding a 5-4 edge.
North Union got its offense on track during the ensuing period and held a 19-17 margin at the turn.
The contest remained tight during the third quarter as the score was knotted at 34-all.
Journey Blevins led NU (which will host Benjamin Logan on Monday) with 17 points.
Kori Marvin joined her in double figures with 10.
North Union
Blevins 7-3-17, Marvin 2-6-10, Amstutz 2-0-5, Guy 2-1-5, Ziegler 2-1-5, Hoffman 1-0-3, Bacon 0-2-2, Ruhl 0-2-2. Totals 16-15-49.
Three-point goals: Amstutz 1, Hoffman 1.
L. Zabloudil 6-2-16, Alexander 7-0-15, A. Mitchell 1-5-7, D. Mitchell 1-2-4, Artis 0-2-2, N. Zabloudil 0-1-1. Totals 15-12-45.
Three-point goals: L. Zabloudil 2, Alexander 1.

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