Mid­dle School Bas­ket­ball: Her­itage, Lafayette boys split Ring­gold Win­ter Clas­sic games

The Catoosa County News - - SPORTS - By Scott Herpst [email protected]

The Her­itage Gen­er­als and Lafayette Ram­blers both went 1-1 last week­end at the Win­ter Clas­sic, hosted by Ring­gold Mid­dle School.

On Fri­day, the Gen­er­als trailed 29-23 at half­time, but could not com­plete the come­back as they fell to Cleveland (Tenn.), 55-36.

Kaden Swope had a team-high 16 points to go with four as­sists, four re­bounds and three steals. Pax­ton Mc­crary dropped in six points and grabbed four re­bounds. Bryce Trav­il­lian had five points, six boards, two blocks and a steal. J.D. Black also had five points to go with three re­bounds and three steals, while Pay­ton New­man added four points, three steals and two boards.

Then on Satur­day, Her­itage re­bounded with a 63-34 vic­tory over Dal­ton to im­prove to 9-3 on the year.

The Gen­er­als led 15-10 af­ter the first pe­riod, but dom­i­nated the next two pe­ri­ods by outscor­ing the Cougars, 36-17.

Black had a team-high 14 points and a team-high eight re­bounds, while also col­lect­ing a team-high five steals. Swope had 11 points, five as­sists, five boards and a pair of steals, while Trav­il­lian picked up 10 points, four boards, three steals and one as­sist.

Mc­crary chipped in with eight points, five re­bounds, four steals and two as­sists. New­man scored seven points, pulled down six re­bounds and dished out one as­sist, while J.J. Hunt had five points, three steals, two as­sists and one re­bounds.

Also con­tribut­ing in the vic­tory was J.C. Ar­mour (three points, one as­sist, one re­bound, one steal), Kaleb Bid­dle (three points, two as­sists, one re­bound, one steal), Jedd John­son (two points, two re­bounds, one as­sist, one steal) and Caiden Bauld­win (two steals).

Mean­while, the Ram­blers opened with a 46-37 win over Dal­ton.

Zach Barrett had a team-high 18 points, fol­lowed by Daw­son Pen­der­grass with 15 and Grant Lang­ford with eight. Evan Wil­liams added three points and Sam Hall chipped in with two.

Then in their fi­nal game, the Orange­and-black fell to Ocoee (Tenn.), 52-38. Barrett had 19 points. Pen­der­grass added 10 and Lang­ford fin­ished with nine.

No other game in­for­ma­tion from the tour­na­ment was pro­vided as of press time.

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