8th Grade Boys Basketball Season Recap

The 2017 8th Grade Boys basketball team finished their season 4-11 which included victories over Moberly, Southern Boone, Gentry Middle School(Columbia), and North Callaway. This includes consolation finishes at the Harrisburg and CBMS Tournaments. For the season, the Panthers were led in scoring by Grant Erisman (9.0 ppg) and Beau Gordon (8.0 ppg). The team was led in rebounding by Bradley Werkmeister (5.0 rpg) ,Grant Erisman (4.5 rpg) and Evan Bruns(4.5rpg) while Mason Barr (2.5 stls) and Noah Brooks (2.0 stls) lead the team defensively. The teams final record is not an accurate reflection of the successes that the team had this season. The team made great strides in their overall skill set, defensive intensity and attention to detail this season.
” I am pleased with the improvement this group made from last season. Unfortunately, our record doesn’t show how well we played throughout the season. We lost several close games to some really good teams and were competitive in every game. I look forward to watching this group continue to grow at the next level.” Coach Balsamo