The Gardner Jags fourth grade tournament team brought back a second place finish from the USSA Midwest winter championships last week. The Jags won three straight pool play games before losing to DeSoto in the final. Submitted photo

The Gardner Jags fourth grade tournament team brought back a second place finish from the USSA Midwest winter championships last week. The Jags won three straight pool play games before losing to DeSoto in the final. Submitted photo

Posting a 4-1 record, the Gardner Jags fourth grade boys basketball team brought back a second place finish from the USSSA Midwest Championships last week.
The games were played at Avila University and the Okun fieldhouse in Shawnee.
The Jags were perfect in pool play. Opening round action saw the Jags defeat the Smithville Lakers , 31-23. Second round action found Gardner defeating MBC , 45-13 followed by a 26-17 win over the Ravens. That placed Gardner in the finals against DeSoto. Desoto prevailed 33-18.
Coach Benjamin Kyle’s roster included Cooper Williams, Dylan Butash, Mason Shoemaker, Gunnar Kyle, Ashton Adrian , Gavin Smith and Logan Groh.