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Week of Dec 3 8th Grade Recap - YMS History Maker....

December 10, 2012
By Suzanne Galmarini of Yorkville Middle School



In 8th grade Yorkville boys’ basketball action Monday night, the Foxes beat in-city rival Cross Lutheran by a score of 37-7.  Aside from outstanding team defense, the team was led in scoring by Joel Salinas with 12 points. Austin Avery, Nick Owens, and Steve Behrens also scored 4 points apiece.

In 8th grade Yorkville boys’ basketball action Tuesday night, the Foxes edged out Kaneland Middle School in the 1st game by a score of 28-25. Kaneland was held scoreless in the 4th quarter as Austin Avery, Nick Owens, and Joel Salinas each had a game high 8 points in the come from behind victory. In the second game, the Foxes won on a miraculous last second three pointer by Jason Lewan.  Sutter Cherne also chipped in 4 points as the Foxes won 19-18.

In 8th grade Yorkville boys’ basketball action Thursday night, the Yorkville Foxes swept both games against Plano Middle School.  In game 1,Yorkville won 45-35 as Joel Salinas had one of the most dominant performances in recent YMS history, scoring a season record 29 points.  Plano had no answer for Joel as he scored 13 field goals and went 3-5 from the free throw line. In game 2, the Foxes again trounced Plano by the score of 34-18. Alex Burks led the team in scoring with 6 points, as Jake Eberhart added 4 more points. Yorkville finishes the conference season with a 1st game record of 9-4, and 11-1 in 2nd games.


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