Middle School Roundup
by Morton Konkrake
Lenore 48, Burch 30
Lenore Middle School recently defeated Burch 48-30. For Lenore Jonathon Blankenship scored 15 points, Mason Layne 9, Carson May and Austin Baisden had 6 each and Chandler Pack had 4. Pack had 10 rebounds, while Baisden and Layne each had 6. Blankenship also had 6 steals and 4 assists.
Burch was led by Jeremy Dillon with 11 and Zac Curry with 8.
Lenore 45, Williamson 37
Lenore had a balanced scoring attack with Chandler Pack scoring 9, Mason Layne, Austin Baisden and Zach Samuel each having 8, Jonathon Blankenship had 7 Carson May 3 and Dawson Elia added 2. Pack had 7 rebounds, while Baisden and Layne each had 6.
Williamson was led by Keshean Rhodes 14, while Aaron Banks and Leonard Young each had 6.
Williamson 34, Lenore 30
The Lady Cubpack battled back from a seven point deficit to defeat the Lady Rangers of Lenore 34-30. M. Rhodes and B. White led the Lady Cubpack with 10 points each. T. Joplin followed with 9 points. Coach Hatcher praised the strong inside game of Rhodes and White.
Hatcher credited the win on his team making 23 for 30 at the free throw stripe. With three starters out of the game (due to being fouled out), Hatcher was proud of his bench down the stretch in a tight ballgame. Ashley Blackburn, Halei Woolum, and Deja Pennington were huge, Hatcher stated.
Next up for the Lady Cubpack is on the road at Burch, Jan. 3rd.
Savanna Wilson led the Lady Rangers with 9 points.
Burch 36, Wayne 18
WAYNE, WV- The Burch Lady Bulldogs Basketball team fell to the Wayne Pioneers Saturday, 36-18. Wayne’s Ariel Adkins led all scorers with 12 points. Burch was led in scoring by Caitlyn Curry with 6. Molli Ferguson added 4 for the Lady Dogs.
Burch won the the JV game 18-16, led by Kaileah Williams who scored 8 points.
Dave Tincher New Year’s Basketball Shootout
The Dave Tincher’s New Year’s Basketball Shootout featuring teams from West Virginia versus Kentucky
will be held on Saturday January 5, 2013 at the Williamson Middle School Gym.
The games start at 11 a.m. and will run all day long.
The scheduled line-up is as follows (subject to change):
11 am — Phelps vs Gilbert
1 pm — Belfry 7th vs Matewan
3 pm — Belfry 8th vs Burch
5 pm — Warfield vs Lenore
7 pm — Johns Creek vs Williamson
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