Elida posts sweep over Lovington JVs

PNT Staff

LOVINGTON — The Elida basketball jumped over the .500 mark on Monday with a sweep of the Lovington junior varsity squads.
Elida won the boys game 50-35 while the Lady Tigers came away with a 44-28 victory.
Dylan Radcliff scored 22 points for Elida’s boys, including a pair of first-quarter 3-pointers. His other 16 points all came in the second half.
Tom Sullivan also reached double figures for Elida (6-5) with 10 points. The Tigers do not return to action until the EPAC tournament, schedule for Jan. 4-8 at Texico.
The Elida girls broke away from a 20-20 halftime tie, holding Lovington to just eight points in the final two periods. All but four of the Lady Wildcats’ points came on 3-pointers.
Senior Casey Ford scored 13 points and junior Kodi Armitage 11 for the Lady Tigers (4-3), who play next week in an invitational tournament at Roswell Goddard.

Girls
Elida 44, Lovington JV 28
Elida (4-3) —
Casey Ford 13, Tori Bilberry 1, Kodi Armitage 11, Amber Griffin 2, Adrienne Coe 6, Lindsey Smith 9, Shalie Anthony 2. Totals 17 6-13 44.
Lovington JV — Perez 6, Garcia 4, Olivas 6, Alexander 4. Totals 10 0-4 28.
Elida 11 9 14 10 — 44
Lovington JV 9 11 6 2 — 28
3-pointers — Elida (4): Ford 2, Armitage, Smith. Lovington JV (8): Garcia 4, Olivas 2, Perez 2.

Boys
Elida 50, Lovington JV 35
Elida (6-5) —
Dylan Radcliff 22, Thomas West 7, Tom Sullivan 10, Wesley Gilmore 5, Caleb Widener 4, Austin Shrock 2. Totals 21 6-15 50.
Lovington JV — Hernandez 5, Moore 6, Copeland 6, Aranda 10, Castillo 6, Juarez 2. Totals 15 5-13 35.
Elida 13 11 12 14 — 50
Lovington JV 6 10 10 9 — 35
3-pointers — Elida (2): Radcliff 2. Lovington JV: none.