Seventh grade basketball finish season on high note

Published 7:48 pm Friday, December 19, 2014

The Bainbridge Middle School seventh grade Bearcats and Lady Cats basketball teams won two of three games this week to finish their seasons on a high note.

Coach Patrick Clark’s Bearcats defeated the Thomas County Central Middle School seventh grade Yellow Jackets 62-45 Monday on the road and defeated the Whigham Middle School seventh grade Indians 61-41 Thursday at home.

Coach Lisa Taylor’s Lady Cats lost 39-7 to Central’s Lady Yellow Jackets and defeated the Lady Indians 30-19.

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Coach Clark, whose team finished the season 6-1, said he liked his team’s efforts against the Yellow Jackets and the Indians.

“I was very pleased with the offensive and defensive intensity my players exhibited against Thomas County Central,” he said. “However, we must stop the persistent foul trouble we accumulate during games.”

Clark said that he thought the team was aggressive offensively and defensively against Whigham.

Top scorers for the Bearcats against the Yellow Jackets were Artez Moore with 12 points, Jeremiah McClain with 10 points and DeWayne Kyles, Eddie Choice and Timothy Tarver each with nine points.

Coach Taylor, whose team finished the season 1-6, said the team really played fired up defense against Whigham.

“It was important for us to finish the season with a win,” she said. “I really think our young ladies came a long way this season. Most of them had never played organized basketball before this year. They really made a lot of improvement. I also thought we played well against Thomas County Central.”

“I really appreciated Bainbridge High School Lady Cats coach Kelvin Cochran coming by to talk to my team after the game,” Taylor said. “He told them how proud he was of their win against Whigham and how proud he was of them for their hustle and hard work.”

In their victory over Whigham, the Lady Cats leading scorer was India Parris with 13 points. Leading scorer for the Lady Cats against Thomas County Central was Zianna Andrews with four.