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MS BASKETBALL REPORT BY ALAN BRAKE
December 10, 2012Montgomery County High School
R-2 8TH GRADE BOYS SPLIT LAST WEEK’S GAMES
The Montgomery County R-2 Wildcat 8th Grade boys’ basketball team played 2 games last week and came away with a loss and a win. On Tuesday, December 4, they lost to Bowling Green 41-9. On Thursday, December 6, they got back on the winning track with a 38-27 win over North Callaway. With these games the 8th Graders’ record is 5 wins and 2 losses.
On Tuesday the Wildcats faced Bowling Green for the second time in five days, having lost to BG by 13 points the previous Friday. Just like the previous Friday, Bowling Green got off to a quick start while R-2 struggled early. Unlike the previous Friday, the Wildcats never got anything going on Tuesday and Bowling Green came away with the easy win.
Bowling Green started the game by leading 11-2 at the end of the first quarter, and outscored R-2 13-3 in the second quarter to lead 24-5 at halftime. It was more of the same in the third quarter, as BG outscored R-2 13-2 to lead 37-7. With a continuous clock in the fourth quarter (due to BG’s 30+ point lead), BG only outscored the Wildcats 4-2 to make the final score 41-9.
Chase Parrish led R-2 in scoring with 5 points (2 field goals/FGs, 1 free throw-FT). Brendan Hazel and Roman Bronaugh each scored 2 points (Hazel 2 FTs, Bronaugh 1 FG) for R-2’s 9 points. Jaiden Burch, Eric Biggs, Logan Henke, Ryan Crockett, Aaron Kempf, Devon Oden, Austin Schwab, and Brendan Their also played, but did not score.
The Wildcats got off to a slow start again in the North Callaway game on Thursday, but this time their defense was solid as the score was 2-2 at the end of the first quarter. NC outscored the Wildcats 5-2 to start the second quarter to take a 7-4, but then the Wildcats finally got things going on offense. 5 different players scored at least 1 point, as R-2 outscored NC 14-6 the rest of the quarter to lead 18-13 at halftime.
R-2 outscored NC 14-4 in the third quarter (including a last second 3-point shot near from near half court by Hazel) to make the score 32-17 at the end of the quarter. NC did out score R-2 10-6 in the fourth quarter, but was never able to get closer than 11 points and R-2 won 38-27.
Oden was R-2’s leading scorer with 13 points (3 FGs/2 3-pointers/1 FT). He was followed in the scoring by Parrish with 7 points (3 FGs/1 FT), Hazel and Henke with 5 points each (each made 1 3-pointer/2 FTs), and Their and Bronaugh with 4 points each (Their 4 FTs, and Bronaugh 2 FGs). Biggs, Burch, Kempf, Schwab and Crockett also played, but did not score.
The 8th Grade Wildcats play their first two home games of the season this week at the Montgomery City Elementary Gym. On Monday, December 10, the 8th and 7th Grade boys’ teams hosted Hermann. On Friday, December 14, the same two teams will host Wellsville-Middletown. The 7th Grade will play the first game at 5:30, followed by the 8th Grade game around 6:45.
The young Wildcats will play one more home game next week, before having some time off for the Christmas Break. They will host New Haven at the Montgomery City Elementary Gym on Thursday, December 20. The 7th Graders will play first at 5:30, followed by the 8th Grade game around 6:45.
The Middle School teams encourage you to attend their games to support them and cheer them on to victory.