WMS eighth graders first in Tip-Off

Staff Writer
Washington Times-Reporter
Tip-Off title winners: The Washington Middle School eighth-grade girls basketball team won the St. Patrick School Tip-Off Tournament, which concluded Oct. 12. Members of the squad are, in front, from left: Hayley Reneau, MaKayla Hartter, Abby Koerner and Maddie Lee; second row: coach Jason Chave, Chelsea Martin, Erin O’Brien, Bree Harrison, Ellie Hipp and coach Reggie Durchholz. Not pictured are Kelsie Roth and Meghan Mooney.

The Washington Middle School eighth-grade girls basketball team won the annual St Patrick School Tip-Off Tournament Oct. 9, 10 and 12.

WMS won against St. Pat’s, 49-27. It was paced by Hayley Reneau with 16 points.

MaKayla Hartter added seven points and Abby Koerner six.

The Panthers outlasted a determined Central, 34-25, in the second round.

Heading up the scoring for WMS was Reneau with 12 points and Hartter with seven.

WMS, determined to bring home the first-place trophy, came out firing and paced themselves to a 46-13 victory over District 50.

The leading scorers were Koerner with 12 and Reneau with 10.

Hartter had eight points, and a trio of players chipped in four.

The Panthers look to improve on a fourth-place finish at the Illinois Elementary School Association state tournament as seventh graders.