Junior high results from Alma, Van Buren, including the middle schools

Bobby Winfrey scored 16 points as Alma picked up its second consecutive River Valley Conference win on Thursday at home against Ramsey.

Alma defeated the Rams 39-24.

Cejay Mann had a rare four-point play in the fourth quarter, which extended Alma’s lead by 14 points. Mann finished with 13 points and Gabe Jensen tossed in nine.

Alma shot 13 of 16 from the free throw line.

“I was glad to see Bobby Winfrey bounce back from the last game. I was extremely proud of our defense holding Ramsey to 24 points,” said coach Eddie Corder. “We have a big test next week with Darby on Monday and Kimmons on Thursday.”

Alma, Kimmons and Darby each share the lead for the River Valley Conference at 2-0. Both Darby and Kimmons also face Greenwood (0-2) next week as well.

The Airedalettes won 28-15 after leading 15-7 in the first quarter.

Zoie McGhee led with nine points and Makailey Dowdy tossed in seven. Malia Shipman added five.

VAN BUREN

Both Pointer squads suffered their second straight setback for the week with a pair of River Valley Conference losses at Kimmons on Thursday.

Kimmons scored 13 points off of 28 Lady Pointer turnovers as the Lady Raiders won 48-28.

The bench did the most damage by scoring 34 points for Kimmons as Tamia Knauls led the game with 14 points. Eriel West and Ashantay Dotson both added 10 points off the bench.

The Lady Pointers led 6-5 after the first quarter with a couple of baskets from Richelle Stacy.

A bucket from Knauls and a free throw from Jazz Coleman had Kimmons up 8-6, but Lexi Miller was able to score off a turnover to tie the game with 5:00 remaining in the first half.

That would be as close as the Lady Pointers would get for the duration of the contest.

Knauls made a steal and the subsequent layup and began a 14-4 run and Kimmons led 22-12 at the break.

Emily Grebe led the Lady Pointers’ balanced attack with eight points with Lexi Trejo, Miller and Stacy adding six points each.

Kimmons ran away with the boys’ game, 54-19.

The Raiders led 20-3 after the first quarter and 31-9 at halftime.

Braydon Gilmore led BTMS with seven points and Peyton Courtney added five.

Demarion Shepard led with 12 points after sinking three treys in the first quarter. Jaylon Williams added nine points and a game-high nine rebounds and Xavier Robertson tossed in nine points as well. Avonte Tucker chipped in eight.

The Academy opened league play with a loss at home against Darby on Dec. 5.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Elizabeth Rainwater and Brooklyn Kannady combined for 29 points as Butterfield Trail Middle School defeated Kimmons 39-16 Thursday night at Red Raider Gymnasium.

Rainwater led with 15 points while Kannady added 14. Kya Mason chipped in six and both Breanna Tuck and Skylyr Coleman had two points each.

Butterfield Trail is off until Wednesday, Dec. 14, when it travels to Cedarville. The squad also ventures to Ramsey the following day.

The BTMS Pointers had a slow start but pushed Kimmons to overtime in Thursday’s 39-37 loss.

BTMS trailed 10-0 at the end of the first quarter but closed the gap to be down by five, 15-10. The Raiders extended its lead, 30-21, to begin the final quarter of play. In the fourth quarter, it was BTMS’s turn to hold Kimmons scoreless.

Avery Salisbury hit a trey with about 1:01 remaining in regulation to tie up the game for BTMS.

Vasean Bishop put Kimmons up on the board first in overtime and Darius Wise added another basket as the Raiders took a 34-30 lead with 1:12 left on the clock.

Baylor Shook sank both of his free throws with 16.1 seconds remaining as BTMS went up 37-36.

Keonte Rose took the inbound pass for Kimmons on the other side of the court and shot a long three from the corner as the clock expired for the win.

Shook led BTMS with 11 points and Easton Richards added eight. Maurice Lee tossed in seven points. Bishop paced Kimmons with eight points while Rose and Tyheon Prosise had seven points each.