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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Elyria JH splits with Defenders

  • The Elyria Christian School Junior High basketball teams hosted the Wichita Defenders Monday, splitting their games on the afternoon.
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  • The Elyria Christian School Junior High basketball teams hosted the Wichita Defenders Monday, splitting their games on the afternoon.
    In the girls’ game, Elyria avenged a loss at the beginning of the season on Nov. 8 with a 28-25 victory.
    The win increased the team’s winning streak to three in a row and moved the Eagles to 4-7 on the year.
    In the boys game, Elyria Christian struggled against a much taller Defenders team, falling 52-20.
    The Eagles were led by eighth grader Wiliam Unruh, who had 10 points on the night.
    The boys record falls to 8-3 on the year.
    The Wichita Defenders are a team comprised of home schooled students.
    Only a pair of games remain in the regular season for Elyria.
    They will travel to Goessel on Thursday. Tipoff is at 4 p.m.
    Elyria ends its regular season on Jan. 21 at home against Hope Middle School. Tipoff is again at 4 p.m.
    Postseason tournament quarterfinals will be held on Jan. 24, with the semis on Jan. 26.

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