Piedmont 25 - WCI 46
The 7th grade boys Highlander basketball team went up against the Walnut Creek Intermediate School on Tuesday, February 23, at Morrison Gym. Piedmont started strong with baskets by Julian Cortez and Dylan McBirney, but WCI countered strong defense and kept the Highlander scoreless for the rest of the quarter, taking a 14-4 lead. In the second quarter, Quinn Burnett had the hot hand scoring 5 points in the quarter, including a long 3. Piedmont outscored MCI and the teams went into the half with MCI leading 21-12. In the third quarter, WCI again pressed hard on defense and took a commanding lead at the end of the 3rd quarter, 37 to 17. In the final quarter Piedmont broke the hard press, but it was too late as WCI came away with a 46 to 25 victory. Drew Bonnin and Nathan Krueger led the defensive charge with 3 steals each. Leading on rebounds were Nathaniel Lowhurst and Xavier Prospero with 7 each.