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8th grade versus Beckendorff

December 13, 2013
By Phillip Soliz of Morton Ranch Junior High School

The 8th grade boys  “A” team bottled up the Beckendorff Bears last night 54-19. Leading the way was CJ Washington with 27 points,7 rebounds, Jonathan Liu with 10 points and Shawn Thomas With 8 points and 5 steals.  The defense was led by Edmond Thomas with several big rebounds and key steals to shut the Bears down.  The A team improves to 2-0 for the season and look to keep on rolling. 

The 8th Grade Gold (B) Maverick Basketball Team defeated Beckendorff JH in a thrilling overtime victory last night at BDJH.  The Mavericks came back from an 11 point deficit to send the game into overtime and sealed the victory by a final score of 55-53.  Player of the Game was Brian Smith with 10 points in the game and 4 steals late in the 4th quarter.  Other key players were Kamaru Dorsey with 15 points and Simon Lueth with 9 points.  Now sitting at 2-0 for the season.

The 8th grade C team beat Breckenridge JH Monday night at Breckenridge.  The Mavericks started out slow having a hard time putting the ball in the basket.  In the second half the Mavericks came out excited and ready for battle pulling out a 27-24 victory.  The offensive players of the game were Casey Simmons with 7 points and Adrian DeJesus with 12 points.  Defensive player was Marcus Guajardo.  Also, 2-0 for the season.

Mavericks A team play here Thursday in the Katy ISD Tournament at 5:30 and 6:30 against Seven Lakes and Wood Creek and Saturday at 9:00 AM against McDonald JH and 11:00 AM against McMeans JH.  The next regular season game will be after the Christmas break against Memorial Parkway on Jan. 8th.   

Go Mavs!

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