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Vandalia eighth-grade girls 16-1, Patoka JH boys still perfect

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By Andrew Harner

Two local junior high basketball teams remain on good starts this season.

The Vandalia eighth-grade girls lost their first game of the season on Tuesday against Hillsboro, 25-23. The loss moves the team's record to 16-1.

Tuesday, Nov. 8
vs. Hillsboro
Hillsboro 25
Vandalia 23
Points: Karlie Bright, 10; Makayla Tinker, 6; Jalea Paslay, 4; Madelyn Hosick, 3.

Thursday, Nov. 3
at Greenville
Vandalia 26
Greenville 8
Points: Bright, 12; Tinker, 8; Hosick, 6.

Tuesday, Nov. 1
vs. Litchfield
Vandalia 32
Litchfield 5
Points: Tinker, 12; Bright, 9; Hosick, 6; Leah Francis, 5.

Meanwhile, last Thursday the Patoka Junior High boys team beat Sandoval, 52-44, to move its record to 6-0.

In that game, Shane and Jered Cain each had 16 points, Dylan Back had 13 points, and Garrett Belcher had seven points.