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MS Boys Basketball Report By ALAN BRAKE
January 21, 2013Montgomery County High School
R-2 8TH GRADE BOYS END SEASON WITH 2 WINS
The Montgomery County R-2 Wildcat 8th Grade Boys’ basketball team finished the 2012-13 season by playing two games last week, and winning both of them. On Monday, January 14, they hosted and defeated Mexico 42-23. On Friday, January 18, they traveled to Winfield and won 46-28.
With these games the 8th Grade Wildcats’ final record was 10 wins and 3 losses. Their combined record for their two seasons of Middle School basketball was 22 wins and 5 losses.
The Wildcats didn’t waste any time taking control of the game on Monday, as they outscored Mexico 19-3 in the first quarter. However, Mexico was able to comeback and outscore R-2 8-3 in the second quarter to make the score 22-11 at halftime.
The Wildcats got things going back their way in the second half, as they outscored Mexico 10-6 in the third quarter to take a 32-17 lead. The fourth quarter scored was exactly the same as the third quarter score (10-6) to give the Wildcats a 42-23 win.
Chase Parrish led R-2 in scoring with 18 points (6 field goals/FGs, 1 3-pointer, and 3 free throws/FTs). He was followed in the scoring by Logan Henke and Devon Oden with 8 points each (2 3-pointers/2 FTs and Oden 1 FG/ 2 3-pointers), Brendan Their with 6 points (3 FGs), and Aaron Kempf with 2 points (1 FG). Brendan Hazel, Roman Bronaugh, Eric Biggs, and Austin Schwab also played but did not score.
Just like the Mexico game the Wildcats took control of the Winfield game in the first quarter, outscoring Winfield 12-2. Both teams scored 9 points in the second quarter to give R-2 a 21-11 lead at halftime.
Just like the Mexico game, the Wildcats increased their lead in the third quarter outscoring Winfield 10-4 to lead 31-15. There was a lot of offense in the fourth quarter, as R-2 outscored Winfield 15-13 to win the game 46-28.
Henke was R-2’s leading scorer with 18 points (4 FGs/1 3-pointer/6 FTs). He was followed in the scoring by Parrish with 12 points (6 FGs), Their with 7 points (3 FGs/1 FT), Oden with 6 points (3 FGs), and Kempf and Bronaugh with 2 points (1 FG each). Hazel, Biggs and Schwab also played but did not score.
The 8th Grade players and coaches would like to thank their family, friends and fans for their great support this season and last season. This support helped us be successful both seasons.
R-2 7TH GRADE BOYS WIN WILDCAT CLASSIC
The Montgomery County R-2 7th Grade Boys’ basketball team won the annual Wildcat 7th Grade Classic (tournament) with two exciting wins the week of January 7-12. On January 9, Wednesday they defeated Orchard Farm 42-36. Then on Saturday, January 12, they won the Championship Game by coming from behind to defeat Warrenton 34-31.
The young Wildcats got off to a good start in the Orchard Farm game, outscoring OF10-4 in the first quarter. They then outscored OF 15-4 in the second quarter to lead 25-8 at halftime.
However, Orchard Farm came back to outscore the Wildcats 18-4 in the third quarter (a problem the young Wildcats have had in other games this season) to close the score to 29-26. The score remained close in the fourth quarter, but the Wildcats made 7 of 9 free throws on their way to outscoring OF 13-10 to win the game 42-36.
Aubrey Nelson led the Wildcats in scoring with 18 points (6 field goals/FG, 1 3-pointer, 3 free throws/FTs). He was followed in the scoring by Corey Kroll with 10 points (4 FGs/2 FTs), Cole Curry with 5 points (2 FGs/1 FT), Tim Hall with 4 points (1 FG/2 FTs), John Shaw with 3 points (3 FTs), and Skyler Hutcheson with 2 points (1 FG).
Having lost to Warrenton 46-38 on January 3, the Wildcats knew they had to play well to win the Championship Game on Saturday. The game was close throughout, as the first quarter ended in a 9-9 tie. Warrenton then outscored R-2 9-3 in the second quarter to lead 18-12 at halftime.
The Wildcats had a better third quarter, outscoring Warrenton 11-10 to close the score to 28-23. The Wildcats’ defense and good free throw shooting proved to be the determining factors in R-2’s “come-from-behind” win. The Wildcats held Warrenton to only 3 points, while scoring 11 points on 2 field goals, 1 3-pointer, and 4 of 5 free throw shooting to come away with a 34-31 win and the Championship Trophy.
Hall led the Wildcats in scoring with 11 points (2 FGs/1 3-pointer/4 FTs). He was followed in the scoring by Kroll with 9 points (4 FGs/1 FT), Nelson with 6 points (3 FGs), and Nelson and Hutcheson with 4 points each (Nelson 1 FG/2 FTs, and Hutcheson (2 FGs). Chris Harrison, Matt Kresge, Tucker Walls and Shaw also played but did not score.
Congratulations to the 7th Grade Wildcats on your hard work and great effort that led to winning the championship. Job well done!
R-2 7TH GRADE BOYS SPLIT LAST 2 GAMES OF THE SEASON
The Montgomery County R-2 Wildcat 7th Grade Boys’ basketball team finished the 2012-13 season last week with two games. On Monday, January 14, they hosted and lost to a very talented Mexico team by the score of 39-22. On Friday, January 18, they traveled to Winfield and came away with an easy 44-11 win.
Having won the Wildcat Classic Championship the previous Saturday, January 12, the Wildcats had to face a solid Mexico team without any benefit of a practice between games. The 7th Graders fell behind 8-3 in the first quarter, but then outscored Mexico 9-7 in the second quarter to cut Mexico’s lead to 15-12 at halftime.
The Wildcats outscored Mexico 4-2 to start the third quarter to close within 1 point at 17-16. However, after a Mexico timeout, Mexico outscored R-2 13-0 the rest of the quarter to take a 30-16 lead. The Wildcats were unable to recover, as Mexico outscored them 9-6 in the last quarter to win the game 39-22.
Cole Curry led the Wildcats in scoring with 10 points (5 field goals/FGs). He was followed in the scoring by Aubrey Nelson with 6 points (1 FG and 4 free throws/FTs), Tim Hall with 4 points (1 FG/2 FTs) and Skyler Hutcheson with 2 points (1 FG). Corey Kroll, John Shaw, Chris Harrison, Matt Kresge and Tucker Walls also played but did not score.
The Wildcats were able to bounce back from the Mexico loss and finish the season with an easy win against Winfield. The 7th Graders wasted no time in taking control of the game, as they outscored Winfield 18-4 in the first quarter. They then outscored Winfield 13-0 in the second quarter to lead 31-4 at halftime.
R-2 kept right on going in the third quarter, outscoring Winfield 11-5 to make the score 42-9. With a continuous “running clock” (due R-2’s 30+ point lead in the fourth quarter), each team only scored 2 points to make the final score 44-11.
Nelson led the Wildcats in scoring with 12 points (3 FGs/6 FTs). He was followed in the scoring by Hall with 10 points (3 FGs/4 FTs), Curry with 9 points (3 FGs/3 FTs), Kroll and Hutcheson with 6 points each (3 FGs each), and Walls with 1 point (1 FT). Shaw and Kresge also played in the game but did not score.
With these games the 7th Graders ended the season with a record of 8 wins and 5 losses. Also, they won the Championship Trophy in the Wildcat Classic, and earned Second Place in the North Callaway Tournament.
Congratulations to the 7th Grade boys for a successful first season in Montgomery County R-2 Basketball. Best wishes for 2013-14 season as 8th Graders!