CHMS sweeps three game over D.A. Smith in basketball

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 15, 2001

Brian Degenett sank two free throws with one second left to tie the score at 38-38 and send the Charles Henderson Middle School seventh grade team into overtime with D.A. Smith on Tuesday night. Degenett then scored six points to to lead the Trojans to a 45-38 win.

He finished with a game-high 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Tyler Percy was 6-of-8 from the free throw line and tallied eight points and six boards. Darion Wilson added seven points, while Ranquale Jones had six, Don Bulen had four and Zac Campbell had three. Wilson also had seven steals and Jones had six rebounds for the Trojans defensively.

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The Lady Trojans remained unbeaten as they pounded the Lady Eagles, 44-19. CHMS took a 13-3 first quarter lead and never looked back.

Bridgette Dix led all scorers with nine points. Kim Collins and Whitney Youngblood each added eight. Lindsey Garner had six, Anita Coller had four and Akeyai Dixon chipped in three also for CHMS. Jasmine Murckson and Paige Foreman had two each for the Lady Trojans.

Garner and Dix had seven steals each for CHMS, while Youngblood had six rebounds.

The eighth grade boys’ team won a 52-34 decision over D.A. Smith. Leading just 21-18 at the half, the Trojans outscored the Eagles 17-3 in the third quarter to control the game 38-21 at the end of three.

Jared Loftin scored 18 points, had five assists, seven rebounds, and five steals to pace CHMS. Brent Williams added 15 points. Rounding out the scoring was Demonte King (6), Mitch Green (4), Brandon Hill (3), while Cedric Jackson, Russell Salmon and Reginal Toney each had two.

King blocked seven shots, had seven rebounds and five steals.

CHMS will host Pike County in eighth grade action on Monday, Nov. 19 in Whitman Gym. Tip-off is at 5 p.m. Admission is $3 adults, $2 for students.