PENDERGRASS GUIDES DCS PAST BRAVES WITH 27 POINTS

Pictured is Dayton City School Sweatbee, Rex Pendergrass (3), going up for a jumper earlier in the season. Pendergrass led all scorers with 27 points in Tuesday’s 58-41 win over the Ft. Loudoun Braves.

The Dayton City School (DCS) Sweatbee basketball teams hosted the Sweetwater Wildcats on Monday, then hit the road on Tuesday and took on the Ft. Loudoun Middle School Braves.

DCS vs. Sweetwater

The Lady Sweatbees fell to the Lady Wildcats 28-8, while the Sweatbees met the same fate, with a 34-28 setback to the visiting Wildcats.

Scoring for the Lady Sweatbees was Tinsley Walker, who had three 2-point baskets. Charlotte Brock added another bucket to conclude the scoring for the DCS girls’ team.

The Sweetwater boys took advantage of a scoreless DCS first quarter, as the Wildcats jumped out to a 10-0 first quarter lead. The Sweatbees got on the board with eight points in the second, but the Wildcats edged them with nine points of their own, taking a 19-8 lead at the half.

Behind the nine points of Bryce Dupre in the third quarter, the Sweatbees blasted Sweetwater with 16 points, while the Wildcats only garnered two. DCS led 24-21 headed to the final quarter. The Wildcats won the fourth period 13-4 to seize the 6-point win.

Scoring for the Sweatbees were Dupre (13), Ethan Davis (7), Kyler Akin (6) and Rex Pendergrass (2).

DCS vs. Ft. Loudoun

On Tuesday, the Lady Sweatbees fell 31-4 to the Lady Braves, as the Sweatbees outlasted the Braves 58-41.

Jamiah Rigby tallied three points and Walker hit a free throw for the Lady Sweatbees’ scoring.

Led by the game-high 27 points from Pendergrass, the Sweatbees took charge of the game early, as they led the Braves 18-7 after one quarter and 28-13 at the break.

The Braves rallied in the second half with 27 points, but the Sweatbees edged them with 30 of their own to secure the 17-point win.

DCS scorers included Pendergrass (27), Dupre (15), Davis (8), Akin (5), Bryce Garrison (2) and Dawson Mickel (1).

Next up, the DCS teams will travel for a county matchup with the Rhea Middle School Eagles on Thursday, Jan. 16, with junior varsity action beginning at 4 p.m., and varsity games to follow at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.