Both Patriot and Tiger teams made it to the championship games.

The latter walked away with two titles.

Jay County Junior High School’s girls basketball teams each came up short against Bluffton in their Allen County Athletic Conference championship games Wednesday. The eighth graders lost 36-27 while the seventh grade team fell 36-30.

Hallie Schwieterman handled nearly all of the scoring for the Patriot eighth grade team, which won the ACAC regular-season title, finishing with 25 points. Bailey Towell had the other two.

Amelia Heath and Gabi Petro each tallied 11 points for the Jay County seventh graders. Raylin Hummer, Natalie May, Elizabeth Brunswick and Kyle Shannon had two points apiece.

Yowell leads

Grace Yowell was the top scorer for the Jay County High School gymnastics team in three events Saturday as it scored 53.6 points while competing at the Western Invitational. (Complete team scores were not provided.)

Yowell’s best effort came on the vault, where she scored a 7.4. She also led the Patriots with scores of 6.95 on the floor exercise and 5.25 on the uneven parallel bars, and she added a 4.525 on the balance beam.

Olivia Cox finished with a 5.725 to lead JCHS on the beam. She also followed Yowell with a 7.1 on the vault and added a 6.375 on the floor.

Calie Yates closed out the team scoring with a 6.5 on the floor and a 3.775 on the beam.