YMS girls win league tournaments

Yuma Middle School’s girls basketball teams wrapped up their seasons over the past week with a series of league tournaments.

The A-Team won its league tournament February 21 in Wray.
The Indians got a first-round bye as a top seed, then beat Burlington, 33-18. Carolina Ross had nine points and four steals, Berkley Nighswonger seven points and five rebounds, Lauren Gonzales six points and four rebounds, Bailey Nighswonger six points and eight steals, Ximena Varela three points and four rebounds, Mariana Reyes one point and four rebounds, and Taryn Sheffield one point and three rebounds.
Yuma met Wray in the championship game, cruising to a 46-27 victory. Ross had 16 points and six steals, Berkley Nighswonger 12 points and six rebounds, Bailey Nighswonger 10 points and three rebounds, Gonzales six points and six rebounds, Varela two points and eight rebounds, Sheffield five rebounds and three steals, and Reyes two rebounds and two steals.

The B-Team suffered its only loss of the season in the championship game of its tournament, also in Wray on February 21.
After a first-round bye as a top seed, the Indians held off Sterling 20-14 in the semifinals. Addison Armstrong had 12 points and seven rebounds, Aubrey Black five points, five rebounds, five assists and 11 steals, Achtonn Neil two points, four rebounds and eight steals, Layla Glanz one point, six rebounds and six steals, Kenya Arvizo four steals, Lindsey Hermosillo two steals, Elle Oestman one rebound, Addie Baucke five rebounds, and Danika Dischner four rebounds.
The Indians then lost 20-17 to Wray in the final. Blach had six points and 12 steals, Neill four points and seven rebounds, Glanz three points and five rebounds, Oestman two points, Armstrong one point and five rebounds, Arvizo one point and two steals, Baucke seven rebounds, Dischner five rebounds, and Hermosillo one steal.

The C-Team won its league tournament, held February 17 at YMS.
The Indians first beat Burlington 19-16. Addie Baucke had 11 points and 12 rebounds, Layla Glanz four points and seven steals, Ellie Oestman four points and six rebounds, Kenya Arvizo six steals, Armstrong eight rebounds and seven steals, and Danika Dischner five rebounds and three steals.
Yuma then met Wray and pulled out a 20-16 win. Glanz had eight points and 10 steals, Baucke four points and six rebounds, Dischner four points and eight rebounds, Armstrong two points and seven steals, Arvizo two points and two steals, and Oestman four rebounds and four steals.

The D-Team won its league tournament, also held February 17 at YMS.
Yuma rolled to a 32-18 win over Burlington. Kena Serl had 15 points and 14 rebounds, Clara Oestman seven points and six steals, Gemma Oestman six points and five rebounds, Avery Langley two points and five rebounds, Jacquie Gonzalez two points and seven steals, and Haley Smith eight steals.
The Indians also cruised in its next game, 26-10 over Wray. Serl had 16 points, 15 rebounds and six steals, Langley four points and two rebounds, G. Oestman four points and 12 rebounds, C. Oestman two points, five rebounds, five assists and seven steals, Gonzalez five rebounds and eight steals, and Smith three rebounds and five steals.