Laker 7th grade finishes season 28-1, make Final Four
In Feb.14-20 Issue In the Kentucky Basketball Association's Middle School
Basketball State Tournament played last week and early this week in Lexington,
the RussellCountyMiddle School 7th graders advanced
to the semi-finals of the 48-team tournament before finishing their season
The Lakers, coached by Michael Carpenter and Jason Miller, defeated
four teams before losing to ScottCounty
in overtime, 59-50, on Sunday
The RCMS 7th grade Lakers defeated LexingtonChristianAcademy
late last week to help propel them through the tournament. In that first round game,
Tyler Robertson led the Lakers with 15 points while Lucas Whittle scored 10
points. Barton Mann tallied eight points and Nick Britt scored seven.
Jalen Bennett scored six points while Dustin Pierce had four
points. The trio of Garrett Stephens, Spencer Roy and Austin Beard had two
In the second round game, the Lakers played a tough Hazard squad,
defeating them by one point, 44-43.
Both Dustin Pierce and Tyler Robertson scored 14 points
apiece in the victory while Nick Britt followed with seven points. Jalen
Bennett scored three points while Barton Mann, Garrett Stephens and Lucas
Whittle all scored two apiece.
In the third round game last Saturday, the Lakers defeated Elkhorn,
56-42, to advance to the tournament’s final day of play.
Nick Britt led the Lakers in scoring with 16 points,
followed closely by Lucas Whittle’s 12 and Tyler Robertson’s 10. Dustin Pierce
scored seven while Barton Mann scored six. Jalen Bennett scored three points
and Austin Bear scored two points to round out the Lakers scoring.
On Sunday, the Lakers defeated Royal Springs, 61-50, to put
them into the tournament’s Final Four. Tyler Robertson led the Lakers in
scoring with 19 points, followed by Dustin Pierce’s 12. Nick Britt followed
with 15 while Lucas Whittle scored eight points.
The Lakers’ final game ended in defeat, 59-50, but not
before the Lakers sent the game into overtime. In the end, ScottCounty was able to get the
Six Lakers scored against ScottCounty, led by Tyler Robertson’s
21. Britt had 10 while Mann scored eight. Whittle and Beard both had four
apiece while Bennett managed three points in the game.
The loss was the Lakers only of the season as they finished
the season 28-1 while going undefeated in the regular season. It has been a
very exciting season.
“We finished the regular season and conference tournament
undefeated and were the 7th grade regular season and tournament champions of
the Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference (CKMSAC),” Carpenter
Carpenter said his team had two players on the all
tournament team with both Tyler Robertson and Nick Britt receiving honors
“I would just like to thank all the players, parents and the
community for their support through out this wonderful season of basketball,”
He said the RCMS 8th grade team will be traveling to Lexington
this Friday to compete in the 8th grade state tournament.
“We will play our first game on Friday night against Herald
Whitaker at ,” he said.
“This game will take place on Georgetown
road at Cunningham gym.”
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