New Richmond takes 2 from Blan 7th, 8th grade boys

The Blanchester seventh and eighth grade boys basketball teams were defeated by New Richmond in a pair of games Wednesday.

The seventh grade lost a 25-18 game. Quentin Rice led Blanchester with four points while Bill Hamm tossed in three. Sky Smith, Xander Culberson, Cole Bradley, Braz Byrom and Nick Taylor scored two points each. Bryce Sipple scored on a free throw.

Nick Taylor led Blanchester with seven rebounds. Sipple had six rebounds, three steals and eight blocked shots. Cole Bradley hauled in five rebounds for the Wildcats, now 3-6 on the year.

In the eighth grade game, Blanchester was defeated by New Richmond. Gabe Faulkner and Zach West had five points each. Jayden Purdy and Dustin Trace had two points each. Faulkner and Dylan Estep both had three rebounds as Blanchester dropped to 1-8.