The 7th grade boys basketball team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 50-35 victory over Des Moines Christian on Monday night. Van Meter jumped out to a quick 15-5 lead in the first quarter. Des Moines Christian tightened the game back up in the second quarter, cutting the Bulldog lead down to as low as seven points. Van Meter pushed it’s lead back to twelve at the half, leading 29-17.
Van Meter built their lead to 16 in the early minutes of the second half. The Bulldogs held their lead for the rest of the game and it never got within double digits. John Braun had a big night for Van Meter, scoring a game-high 20 points. Austin Baumhover also had a good night, scoring 14 points as well.
Van Meter will head to Nodaway Valley on Tuesday as they head into Thanksgiving Break.
John Braun 20 pts, 5 reb
Austin Baumhover 14 pts, 9 reb
Cael Trudo 6 pts, 6 asst
Ben Gordon 6 pts, 3 asst
Rhett Pleggenkuhle 2 pts
Jaxon Hanselman 2 pts