Middle School Roundup

By: Jacob Huffman

Selma boys drop North Middle, 58-25

Last Monday, the Selma Middle boys’ basketball team defeated North Johnston Middle, 58-25.

The top scorer for Selma was Marcus Thomas with 19 points. Other contributing scorers were DeAiren Campbell and Jaquan Watson with 11 points each, Elijah Mays with five points, Quinlan Sims with four points and Jamir Chrisp, Nehemiah Prince, Brydei Barnard, and Josiah Bailey with two points each.

North girls beat Selma, 37-18

North Johnston Middle girls shut down Selma Middle, 37-18, last Monday.

“We started this game very strong and finished the game strong,” said Casey Creech, North head coach. “Our defense was working great. We have improved so much and that excites me.”

Meadow girls  down Princeton

Princeton Middle girls fell to Meadow, 26-14, last Monday.

“We didn’t handle their full court press well and they took advantage of that early in the game,” said head coach Janna Rogerson. “Overall, we did a better job of passing the ball in the game. The girls did a great job of not giving up and fighting until the final horn.”

Selma boys defeat Benson

Selma Middle boys defeated Benson Middle, 69-25, last Thursday, increasing to 6-4 overall and 6-3 in the conference with two weeks left in the season.

Marcus Thomas led the Selma team with 14 points, followed by Quinlan Sims with 12 points, Jamir Chrisp with 11 points, Josiah Bailey with nine points, DeAiren Campbell with six points, Jaquan Watson and Elijah Bailey with four points each, Julius Coltrane with three points and Marcus Brown, Brydei Barnard and Elijah Mays with two points each.

Benson girls slip by Selma

Selma Middle girls was barely defeated last week by Benson Middle, 30-25. Selma drops to 1-8 overall and 1-7 in the conference.

Tyonnah McNeil scored 17 of Selma’s 25 points. Jenkins had four points. Whitfield added two points and A. Brown contributed to two points.

NJ girls defeat Princeton, 27-15

North Johnston Middle girls prevailed over Princeton, 27-15, last week. Princeton is 2-7 overall and 2-6 in the conference. North Johnston is 7-3 overall and 6-3 in the conference.

“We had another great start in our game play,” said Casey Creech, North head coach. “Our defensive game was great and we did a great job shutting down Princeton’s offense. We had some great looks on offense getting the ball to our post players and finishing the shot.”

Princeton boys drop NJ, 47-36

Princeton Middle boys shut down North Johnston, 47-36, last week.  North falls to 0-10 overall and 0-9 in the conference.

“The boys gave a spirited performance,” said North head coach Garfield Baker. “Despite the loss, I was pleased with their performance as they played hard and really wanted to win.”

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