(Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 edition)
In the second time in three days, the county hoops’ matchup of the Rhea Middle School Eagles and Dayton City School Sweatbees occurred on Friday, Dec. 11, at RMS.
The venue was different, but the outcome for both games was the same, as the Lady Eagles claimed a 46-10 win, while the Sweatbees outlasted the Eagles 46-42.
Lakyn Lockhart helped guide the Lady Eagles to victory, as she tallied 16 points, which included three 3-pointers. Jetta Sharp led the Lady Sweatbees with six points.
Other RMS scorers included Cammie Ruehling (11), Allie Shaver (6), Kyanna Martin (6), Kloe Reeves (5) and Jo Bishop (2).
Other DCS scorers included Lilli Gardner (2), Tinsley Walker (1) and Sophia Hicks (1).
Jalen Smith scored six of his 16 points on the night to give the Eagles a 12-9 first quarter lead. Kasen Travis led the Sweatbees in the second period with five of his team’s eight points, including a trey, to outscore the Eagles 8-7, as RMS held a 19-17 halftime lead.
Smith dropped in six more points in the third quarter for the Eagles, with teammates Mason Ford and Dakota Kilby draining a 3-pointer apiece, while Bryson McClendon added two baskets to win the period 16-8 and took a 35-25 lead headed to the final stanza.
Facing a 10-point deficit, DCS came out firing, as Landon Stewart and Braylon Geer led the 21-7 fourth quarter comeback. Stewart scored 11 of his 15 game points and went 5-for-5 at the free throw line. Geer went 5-of-6 from the free throw line and knocked down a 3-pointer for eight of his 16 points on the night. In the meantime, Rhea Middle’s leading scorer, Smith, caught his fifth foul early in the fourth and had to go to the bench.
Geer led DCS to the 4-point win with 16 points, which included two 3-pointers, followed closely by Stewart with 15 points, including a 3-pointer. Smith led the Eagles with 16 points.
Other DCS scorers included Travis (9), J.P. Brannen (4) and Bryce Garrison (2).
Other RMS scorers included Kilby (10), Ford (10), McClendon (4) and Eric Galvez (2).
In junior varsity action, the Eagles claimed a 28-12 victory over the Sweatbees’ JV team.
Reese Pendergrass led the Eagles with 12 points, which included two treys. Keaton Other RMS scorers included Keaton Clift (6), Mason Ford (4), Bryson McClendon (2), Makye Hyatte (2) and Jaden Hyatte (2).
Scorers for DCS included Aiden Wilkerson (3), Casen Kinney (2), Parker Kaffman (2), Blake James (2), Eli Mickel (2) and Noah Edwards (1).
Earlier in the week
The Sweatbees hosted the Meigs County Middle School Tigers on Thursday, Dec. 10, falling in both contests.
The Lady Sweatbees fell 47-1, as the DCS boys’ varsity suffered a 36-24 setback.
Scoring for the DCS girls was Galilee Raymer, with a free throw.
The Tigers took a narrow 11-10 first quarter lead over the Sweatbees, but outscored DCS 11-6 to take a 22-16 lead at the half.
Meigs kept pace in the second half, outscoring the Sweatbees 14-8 to secure the 12-point win.
DCS scorers included Geer (8), Stewart (6), Brannen (4), Travis (2), Kinney (2) and Bryce Bates (2).
The DCS boys’ junior varsity team captured a 28-16 victory over Meigs, with Parker Kauffman leading the charge with six points.
Other JV Sweatbee scorers included Haden Stewart (5), Kinney (4), Garrison (3), Cason Hennessee (2), Eli Mickel (2), Wilkerson (2), James (2) and Edwards (2).