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2010-02-04 / Sports

Middle School Boys Host Final Home Stand

by Mark Strain

Eighth Grader Hunter Wilson leads the pack with a quick break. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Eighth Grader Hunter Wilson leads the pack with a quick break. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Thursday night January 28, the Lexington Middle School Boys basketball teams hosted the Rogers Eagles for their last home stand of the season. 7B tipped off the action to what was a pretty even match. Jason Handrick had the hot hand for 7B scoring the only two buckets of the first half giving Lexington 4 points in the first half. Rogers likewise also scored only two buckets, the difference was that both of their buckets were 3 pointers. Half time Rogers over Lexington 6-4.

In the second half Handrick added a free throw and Colby Johnson surprised the home crowd by putting up a 3 pointer from the netherworld. With less then 45 seconds in the game Lexington was ahead by 2, but Rogers put up 2 quick shots and won the game. Rogers 7B over Lexington 7B 11-8.

8B was more of a defensive struggle with both teams limiting the other’s ability to shoot. By the first half Lexington 8B had mustered only a single point by Derek Dane. Rogers 8B on the other hand had put up two shots to put the half time score at Rogers over Lexington 4-1.

Eighth Grader Eriq Mitchell was the high point scorer with 27 points in the young Eagle’s last home game of the season. Eighth Grader Eriq Mitchell was the high point scorer with 27 points in the young Eagle’s last home game of the season. In the second half both teams once again showcased their de- fense with Lexington only allowing a single bucket for Rogers so that at the end of the game Rogers had 6 points. Lexington in the second half struggled against Rogers’ defense and only added a single free throw point by Gabriel McMahon. The game concluded with a Lexington loss of 2-6.

7A started playing and Lexington immediately fell behind Rogers. In the first period Lexington was able to score a single 3 point shot by Logan Lee. Rogers answered with 12 points.

The second period had Lexington shooting a total of 8 free throws but only making 2 both by W. E. Meuth, while Samuel Meza added another basket. When Lexington added their 4 points, Rogers was able to answer with 11. The half ended Lexington behind Rogers 7-23. The third period was a lackluster production for Lexington with only a single bucket by Meuth. The fourth period was the best output for the young Lexington Eagles. The first three periods produced 9 points, the fourth period alone added 10 points: 5 by Meuth, 3 by Jason Mack and 2 more by Meza. Even with the better effort Rogers 7A prevailed 34-19.

Eighth Graders Nate Holcomb and Corey Strain are “happy” to be resting on the bench during their win over Rogers. Eighth Graders Nate Holcomb and Corey Strain are “happy” to be resting on the bench during their win over Rogers. The 8A game started with Rogers winning the tip off and then Lexington never really allowed them to “win” anything else. Corey Strain stole the ball for an easy lay up to start the scoring and after that it was always Rogers trying to catch up. The first period had Lexington over Rogers 15-4. Strain had 2, Cameron Janda 2, Nate Holcomb 4, and Eriq Mitchell added 7.

The second period was more of the same with the Lexington Eagles harassing the Rogers Eagles from the in bound pass till the end which was, as often as not, a stolen ball. Lexington went into the half with a score of 28-14.

In the second period Janda added 2 more, while Eriq Mitchell put in three 3 pointers and another bucket for a total of 11. The third had Lexington add to the total while holding Rogers in check. Jamyon Scott, Mitchell, and Janda all added 4 points while Noble Little came in and hit his first 3 pointer of the season. Third period was Lexington over Rogers 43-20.

By the fourth period the Rogers players were showing wear, but Coach Holcomb had the 8A Eagles racing up and down the court showing what good conditioning will do for a team. London Jacob’s scoring showed up in the fourth period as he put in 2 buckets and 3 free throws for 7 points. Strain added 2 more and Mitchell closed it out with another 5. Lexington’s lone win for the night and the last one at the A. P. Kleinschmidt gym for 8A Middle School Boys was Lexington 8A over Rogers, 57-29.

For the evening Noble Little had 3 points, Jamyon Scott 4, Nate Holcomb 4, Corey Strain 4, London Jacob 7, Cameron Janda 8 and Eriq Mitchell 27.

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