Middle Basketball Action From Monday Night

Juila Duncan looking to score two points... Photo by Dennis Weaver

Juila Duncan looking to score two points… Photo by Dennis Weaver

A score of 39 to 0 at halftime is pretty good no matter what sport you play.  But when it comes in the middle school girls basketball, it probably represents an offensive and defensive performance rarely matched at any level. The Lady Raiders used a 25 point first quarter to stake themselves to the huge lead and coasted home to a 58 to 6 win over the Lady Panthers from East Tullahoma. Julia Duncan led all scorers with 14 points while Jacey Vaughn had 11 points and Lindsey Perry netted 10.  The win improved the Lady Raiders record to 6 and 0 on the season and 3 and 0 in conference play.

Nathaniel Horne shoots a free-throw... Photo by Dennis Weaver

Nathaniel Horne shoots a free-throw… Photo by Dennis Weaver

The Raiders did not have such fortune falling to the Panthers 22 to 15.  Nathaniel Horne had 6 points in the paint while Harley Hinshaw added 3 points.  The loss was the first for the Raiders in conference play as they dropped to 2 and 1 in the CTC.  Their season record stands at 4 and 2.
The Raiders and Lady Raiders travel to Sparta on Thursday night for a conference game with White County. The girls game will tip at 6.
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A cold shooting 3rd quarter doomed the Lady Rockets to a 40 to 31 defeat at the hands of Cascade on Monday night at Joel Vinson Gym. The Lady Rockets, who trailed by 7 at the half, could only score 2 points in the 3rd quarter. Ashley Starks led the Lady Rockets with 10 pints while Karen Medina added 6. Sandra Ramirez and Beatris Barrera each added 4 points off the bench for Westwood.
The Rockets dropped a heartbreaking 49 to 36 decision to the Champions. Marcus Pendleton, the leading scored for Westwood with 16 points, suffered an injured shoulder and was forced to sit out the 4th quarter. Chase Simpkins scored 7 for Westwood while Isaiah Owens added 5 points off the bench. Westwood will travel to Huntland on Thursday night for a conference game with the Hornets. The girls game will tip off at 6 PM.