TUESDAY, Jan. 24, 2023
ALTOONA-MIDWAY MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL
PARSONS – The St. Patrick’s Middle School girls’ team successfully defended
their home court here Monday evening, defeating the Altoona-Midway girls 33-7.
There was no boys’ contest scheduled on the evening. The two schools did play a
shortened “B” game, with the Lady Jets claiming a 6-1 win.
In the “A” game, the Saints raced to a 23-3 halftime lead to put the game away
early. AMMS played a better second half, holding SPMS to just a 10-4 advantage in the
final two periods.
“The girls had another tough game last night,” said AMMS head coach Amanda
Odell. “We got into foul trouble early on in the first half and couldn’t get any of our
baskets to fall. But we kept pushing through and finished. These girls never quit.”
Altoona-Midway (1-8) spread out their offensive output. Sandra Morales, Destiny
Raymond, and Mika Parsons each tallied two points for the Lady Jets, while Brooklynn
Collins added a free throw.
“Brooklyn made her first point of the season on that free throw, so that was a bright
spot,” Odell added.
Morales snatched five rebounds for AMMS while Jasa Pankaskie pulled down three.
In the two-quarter “B” matchup, Mika Parsons swished a basket and two free throws
to pace Altoona-Midway in their 6-1 victory. Destiny Raymond also connected on a field
goal for the Jets.
“The B game was a hard-fought game and I am so proud of these girls for coming
out with a win there,” Odell said.
The AMMS teams will be at home for their final two regular season games,
beginning Thursday, Jan. 26, when the Edna Wildcats invade Milo Peterson Gymnasium
for a doubleheader. First game is slated to tip off at 5 p.m.