The Wheatridge Middle School 7th Grade Lady Mustangs basketball team jumped out to an 8-0 lead and never looked back Monday night, as they notched their first win of the season Monday evening — a 30-12 triumph at Paola.
Point guard Hannah Phipps paced the Wheatridge scoring effort with 16 points, post Aaliyah Green recorded 10 points, and post Ellie Parks added 4.
Green was the team’s catalyst in the first half with 9 of her 10 points coming in the first two quarters. Phipps took control of the game down the stretch, recording 9 of the team’s 12 second half points. The team made 12 shots from the field and went 6-of-9 from the free throw line.
The win improves the Mustangs’ record to 1-1 on the season.