Several area junior high basketball teams hit the court Monday.
The West Liberty-Salem 8th grade boys defeated Mechanicsburg 69-10.
Jerret Smith led the Tigers with 14 points and Tyler Louden added 12 points.
The West Liberty-Salem 7th grade boys topped Mechanicsburg 56-21.
Neil Markin scored 16 points and James Loffing contributed 15 points for the Tigers.
The West Liberty-Salem 8th grade Lady Tigers beat Mechanicsburg 48-19.
Lily Yoder recorded 16 points, 7 steals, and 5 rebounds, Mikalia McIntosh and Ashley Rabenstein each scored 9 points, and McIntosh delivered 5 assists.
For Mechanicsburg, Mary Mayo produced 7 points and Rosa Linx added 6 points.
The West Liberty-Salem 7th grade girls downed Mechanicsburg 30-8.
For the Lady Tigers, Jonni Parker recorded 20 points and 9 rebounds, Aubrie Stillings tallied 6 points and 2 assists, and Kennedie Cox contributed 4 points and 4 steals.
For Mechanicsburg, Cici Link scored 6 points.
The 7th grade Lady Tigers improve to 3-0.
The Indian Lake 8th grade boys defeated Indian Valley 48-29.
Alex Jacobs hit five 3-pointers and scored 26 points. Tyler Reprogle, Nate Kaffenbarger, and Dylan Albright each recorded 6 points and Dalton Faler added 4 points.
The 8th grade Lakers improve to 2-0 and travel to Northwestern Thursday.
The Indian Lake 8th grade girls ran past Indian Valley 32-20.
Samantha Miller had a game-high 17 points and 3 steals. Olivia Amspaugh poured in 7 points. Morgan Evilsizor and Hannah Avila each recorded 3 points and 7 rebounds, Kennedy Wallbrown had 2 points, and Brooke Lewis grabbed 12 rebounds.
The Lakers are 2-2.
The Bellefontaine 8th grade boys rallied past Springfield Shawnee 31-28.
Dawsin Tillman contributed 15 points and Turner Scott added 8 points.
The 8th grade Chiefs climb to 1-1 and travel to Tecumseh Thursday.
The Bellefontaine 7th grade boys fell to Springfield Shawnee 44-41.
Spencer George had 14 points, Tommy Belser scored 11 points, and Austin McIntosh added 7 points.
The Bellefontaine 8th grade Lady Chiefs lost at Springfield Shawnee 42-16.
Kassidy Sullivan had 9 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 steals. Terra Knight recorded 3 points and 5 rebounds. Brooklyn Meadows and Amarii Vickers each added 2 points.
The Chiefs will host Tecumseh on Thursday.
The 7th grade Lady Chiefs fell to Springfield Shawnee 18-16.
Emily Mitchell had 6 points and 5 steals. McKenzie Haley grabbed 8 rebounds. The entire team played tough defense.
The Benjamin Logan 8th grade boys handled Northwestern 44-20 in their season opener.
Joel Dixon led the scoring with 13 points. Austin Van Buskirk and Trey Wilson each added 11 points.
The Benjamin Logan 7th grade boys defeated Northwestern 33-26.
Grant Ward scored 17 points, Jake Henman tallied 6 points, and Bryden Penhorwood and Daniel McPherson each added 4 points.
The Raiders will host Indian Valley on Wednesday.
The Benjamin Logan 8th grade girls shot past Northwestern 33-22.
Hayley Boysel scored 11 points, Coreen Crosby had 8 points, Addie Rodenberger tossed in 5 points, Darian Rockhold had 4 points and 8 steals, Kierstynn Terry and Maggie Shellenberger each had 2 points, and Brooke Watson added a foul shot.
The 7th grade Lady Raiders handled Northwestern 45-24.
Nikki Current led all scorers with 19 points, MacKenzie McManus had 8 points, Stevie Plikerd and Jazzi McKeen each tossed in 6 points, Maddie Jones scored 4 points and McKenzie Jones added 2 points.
Both Benjamin Logan teams are 2-0. They will host Indian Valley on Wednesday.