It was a standing room only crowd attended the 11th Annual Fill the Fieldhouse event at Gardner Edgerton High School on Feb. 7. The Pioneer Ridge Middle School eighth grade varsity boys team scored a 38-17 win over cross town rival Wheatridge Middle School. The eighth grade Pioneer JV boys also defeated Wheatridge 31-21.  Submitted photo

It was a standing room only crowd attended the 11th Annual Fill the Fieldhouse event at Gardner Edgerton High School on Feb. 7. The Pioneer Ridge Middle School eighth grade varsity boys team scored a 38-17 win over cross town rival Wheatridge Middle School. The eighth grade Pioneer JV boys also defeated Wheatridge 31-21. Submitted photo

Defense was the key as the Pioneer Ridge Middle School eighth grade boys varsity basketball squad turned back cross town rivals Wheatridge Middle School, 38-17, Feb. 7.
PRMS, 5-4, jumped to an early 8-4 first-quarter lead and went up 16-11 by halftime. A 14-4, third-quarter Pioneer Ridge run sealed the verdict.
“I thought the team had a real nice defensive effort,” said Coach Kevin Collins. “It was a team win.”
Leading the way once again was Jace Sprague who scored 13 points and collected five steals.
Tydus Webb added nine points, and Leon Gaeta, eight points. Matt Layng had four points and four steals. Luke Laskowski and Tucker Tribble had two points.
It will be a busy week with games against Lexington Trail and Louisburg.