7th grade teams sweep Whigham

Published 10:26 am Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Bainbridge Middle School seventh-grade Lady Cats and Bearcats basketball teams won a pair of close Monday games over the Whigham Middle School seventh-grade Lady Indians and Indians, at the Decatur County Memorial Coliseum.

The Lady Cats edged the Lady Indians, 26-25, and the Bearcats defeated the Indians, 39-33. Both teams are now 3-2 for the season.

Leading the way for the Lady Cats were Cheteria Jones and Kiara King, with seven points apiece. Tyra Smart added four.

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Rounding out the Lady Cats’ scoring chart were Chelsea Hall with three; Jasmine Rainey, Kayla Cooper, Latisha Cosby and Jasmine Bell, all with two points; and Delia Ferguson with one point.

The Bearcats were led by Kendall Lodman, with a game-high 11 points. James Dismuke and Travis Campbell scored nine apiece, and Dontavious Kinder scored five. Desmond Thomas added two points.

The Bearcats jumped out to a 14-4 lead at the end of the first quarter. They outscored the Indians 10-7 in the second quarter to increase their halftime lead to 24-11. Both teams scored five points in the third quarter, and they went to the fourth quarter with the Bearcats on top 29-16.

The Lady Cats and Bearcats will conclude their seasons Thursday when they host the Thomas County Middle School seventh-grade Lady Yellow Jackets and Yellow Jackets. The girls game will get under way at 4:30 p.m. and the boys game will follow.