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RCMS 7th grade Lakers paving way in playoffs

In Feb. 7-13 Issue

Michael Carpenter’s Russell County Middle School Lakers have had mixed results with both the 7th and 8th grade teams within the past week with the 7th graders going unbeaten while the 8th graders were winless, as conference play started.

On Jan. 28, the Lakers traveled to Adair County for a matchup against the Indians. In the 7th grade contest, the Lakers whipped the Indians by 30 points, with nine Lakers getting into the scoring column.

Austin Beard led the 7th graders with 11 points followed by Nick Britt’s eight. Both Dustin Pierce and Lucas Whittle managed to score six points apiece. Barton Mann and Jalen Bennett both scored four points while Garrett Stephens had three.

Nick Coe had two points while Chris Burchett tallied one point.

In the 8th grade game, the Indians narrowly beat the Lakers by eight points, 49-41. The Lakers had three players in double figures with Hunter Best scoring 14 points and Blake Aaron and Jared Gosser scoring 10 apiece. Paul Allen Dick had five in the game while Dustin Powell scored two points.

On Jan. 31, the RCMS Lakers played host to the Clinton County Bulldogs on 8th Grade Night. The 7th Lakers continued their dominance, winning by 20 over the Bulldogs, 43-23.

The Lakers were led in scoring by Tyler Robertson with 12 points and Nick Britt with 10.

Lucas Whittle had eight points while Jalen Bennett had five. Garrett Stephens, Barton Mann and Chris Burchett had two points each while T.J. Pierce and Dustin Pierce had one point each.

In the 8th grade game, the Lakers nearly came away victorious, but a late Bulldog surge allowed them to take the victory.

Hunter Best led the way with 14 points while Evan Selby scored seven. Paul Allen Dick had six points in the game while Jared Gosser had five. Blake Aaron tallied three points while C.J. Bray, Tyler Robertson and Dustin Powell all scored two points each.

On Feb. 2, the RCMS Lakers played host to Hart County. In the 7th grade game, the Lakers beat Hart County by 24 points, 50-26.

Tyler Robertson led the way with 18 points followed by Barton Mann and Jalen Bennett with eight each. Garrett Stephens had seven points while Nick Britt scored five. Austin Beard had four points while Dustin Pierce, Lucas Whittle and Chris Burchett all had two each.

The 8th grade Lakers weren’t able to close on Hart County in the game’s final minutes and lost by nine, 53-44. Hunter Best led the Lakers with 17 while Selby had nine. Gosser scored eight points while Tyler Robertson had seven points. Ethan Pike and Blake Aaron both had one point each.

On Monday, in the CKMSAC conference tournament, the RCMS teams traveled to play Hart County again with the 7th graders winning, 29-23. The 8th grade team lost to Hart County 49-38.

On Tuesday the 7th graders handedly defeated Larue County to move on in the tournament.

 

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