Welcome to our new web site!

To give our readers a chance to experience all that our new website has to offer, we have made all content freely avaiable, through October 1, 2018.

During this time, print and digital subscribers will not need to log in to view our stories or e-editions.

Middle School Basketball

MMS Opens Season with Wins

Posted 10/23/18

McKENZIE (October 15) — McKenzie Middle School basketball got underway last Monday with a pair of wins over Dresden at home.The girls’ contest started off slow with neither team getting a …

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

E-mail
Password
Log in
Middle School Basketball

MMS Opens Season with Wins

Posted

McKENZIE (October 15) — McKenzie Middle School basketball got underway last Monday with a pair of wins over Dresden at home.

The girls’ contest started off slow with neither team getting a basket until nearly two minutes into the first period. After that the points came in bunches especially for McKenzie, who jumped out to an 8-2 lead and led 10-3 at the end of the first period.

In the second period, Dresden began scoring and closed the margin to 14-10 with three minutes to go in the second period but went cold over the final three minutes while McKenzie added 5 unanswered points to lead 19-10 at half.

In the third period, the Lady Rebels hit back-to-back three pointers to open a 25-12 lead in the first two minutes. Dresden closed the margin to 34-23 by the end of the period.

Dresden kept whittling away at McKenzie’s lead in the final period but the Lady Rebels maintained a 9-12 point lead through the period with the happy final being 43-34.

Savannah Davis led McKenzie with 18 points followed by Katie Prather with 10 points. Briley Auvenshine and Mikaela Reynolds both had 6 points each while Aaliyah Teague added 3.

The Rebels came out hotter than the girls opening up an 11-0 lead before Dresden’s boys even scored a basket. They led 17-5 at the end of 1 period. McKenzie kept the pressure on and opening a 32-11 lead and led 34-14 at the half.

In the second half, both teams played everyone on their benches as McKenzie ended up with a 40-23 win.

A number of Rebels scored in the contest led by Zay Webber with 12 points and Marquez Taylor with 8. Bryson Steele had 6 points while Etijay Tharpe had 5 points. Christopher Beck added 3 while Stafford Roditis, Zack Aird, and Bryant Haynes all added two points each.

Comments

No comments on this story | Please log in to comment by clicking here
Please log in or register to add your comment