Eric J. Shelton | Herald
Live Oak Ridge's Rashaud Thomas (23) tries to get around Eastern Hills' Malcolm Reese (15) during their game Thursday night at Live Oak Ridge.
MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS
PALO ALTO 8A 37, AUDIE MURPHY 8A 24: At Palo Alto, Samuleta Williams scored 18 points to lead the Lady Patriots to a victory.
Other scorers for Palo Alto were Bianca House (12 points), Aysia Davidson (four) and Gabby Jones (three). Other standouts were Jatiana Rodriguez, Jackie Fyffe and Zoe Webster.
UNION GROVE 7B 37, NOLAN 7B 13: At Union Grove, Ta’nnya Rankin scored 16 points to lead the Grizzlies to a win. Audriana Smothers added six points.
Beyonce Espinoza led the defeated Lady Mustangs with 11 points. Ciani Kingwood added a basket.
UNION GROVE 7A 36, NOLAN 7A 14: At Union Grove, Celise Bobbitt scored 12 points and Andreka Taylor added 11 for the winning Grizzlies.
Alexis Stockard scored seven points to lead the defeated Lady Mustangs.
Other contributors for Nolan were Fabiana Bennett (five points), Sarina Santos (two points) and Myelle Gambone (five rebounds).
UNION GROVE 8A 39, NOLAN 8A 6: At Nolan, Jaya Loney and Mayaneisha Taylor each had 11 points as the Grizzlies finished the 2014 portion of their schedule with a victory.
Other scorers for Union Grove were Jenny Saylor (six points), Nyah Conrad (four), Alyssa Cabading (three) and Kyra Clemons and Tierra Gray-Thomas (two each).
AUDIE MURPHY 7B 21, PALO ALTO 7B 10: Kyasia Robinson scored six points to lead the defeated Lady Patriots.
Aliya Lee and Kaleigh Brown each added a basket for Palo Alto. Defensive standouts Elicia Ochoa, Aaryana Lewis, Fiona Wambua and Cassandra Foreman each had four steals and three rebounds.
AUDIE MURPHY 7A 20, PALO ALTO 7A 18: The Falcons scored with two seconds remaining to beat Palo Alto in a thriller.
Tanira Dockery led the Lady Patriots with nine points. Irena Silcott added six points, and Danya Davis scored two. Iyana Chopane had 10 steals and six rebounds. Danya Davis grabbed 12 boards. Auhneja Brandon, Tamia Randall and Rebekah Mims each had six steals.
Palo Alto’s seventh-graders host Eastern Hills on Jan. 5.
PATTERSON 8B 32, SMITH 8B 3: Zakiyah Upshaw had eight points and three steals to lead the Lady Cavaliers to a victory.
Other contributors for Patterson were Meagan Wilson (six points, five steals), Jelecia Magee Hodges (six points), Chantel Cancel (four points), Mahal Thorpe (two points, three rebounds) and Alycia Winters, Gigi Nazario-Romero and Makyla Peak (two points each).
PATTERSON 8A 46, SMITH 8A 10: Amani Bradshaw led the Lady Cavaliers to a win with 12 points.
Other contributors for Patterson were Isis Askew (six points, two assists), Cierra Penn (six points, four assists, two blocks), Meleanna Williams (six points, two assists, four rebounds), Jasmine Carson (four points, two assists), Khya Andrews and Alexus Whiteside (four points each), Brianna Smiley (two points, two assists, two steals), Wanjiru Randolph (two points) and Dariona Levy (three steals).
PATTERSON 7A 19, SMITH 7A 18: Amaya Coakley scored 12 points and the Lady Cavaliers held on despite a short bench due to a choir concert.
Other scorers for Patterson were Ashanti McDaniel (four points), Trinity Smith (two) and Ciara Hughes (one). Sarah Stowers was a rebounding standout.
SMITH 7B 8, PATTERSON 7B 7: Tiana Stewart scored four points to lead the defeated Lady Cavaliers. Ashanti Thomas added two points. DeeDee Morris had one.
MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS
PATTERSON 7A 51, SMITH 7A 34: Jaron Millender scored 15 points as the Cavaliers continued their winning ways.
Other scorers for Patterson were Kwame Banks (eight points), Christian Williams (seven), Jaydon Davis, Gary Moran and Shamir Bogues (six each) and Adrian Martin (three).
The Cavs return to action Jan. 8 at home against Audie Murphy.
PATTERSON 7B VS. SMITH 7B: Leading scorers for Patterson were Ziri Blackwood (17 points), Christian Turner (10), Joren Bryant (six), KJ Wilkerson (five), Antonio Brunson (four), Jaylon Porter (three) and Jessie Alvarado and Gary Landrum (two apiece).
UNION GROVE 7A 52, NOLAN 7A 13: Malik Goodrich led three Grizzlies in double figures with 21 points to lead Union Grove to a victory.
Alerick Hall had 12 points and Ryan Chamberlain chipped in 10.
UNION GROVE 7B 31, NOLAN 7B 7: Atreau Whitfield knocked down a couple of long-range shots and scored 8 points, Jaiden Weaver also tallied eight points 8 points and the Grizzlies defeated Nolan.
Sun Kwon sparked the Grizzlies with six points off three steals. Four other Grizzlies chipped in two points each: Tye Stokes, George Bosque, Jordan Carandang and Garrett Clark.
PALO ALTO 8B 36, AUDIE MURPHY 8B 11: At Palo Alto, Joshua led a balanced attack for the winning Patriots, scoring nine points.
Other scorers for Palo Alto were Edgerrin Melton (eight points), Jaylan Free (seven) and Keith Johnson (five). Defensive standouts were Joshua Baker, Jalen Thompson, Bryan Lopez, Mikeroy Markwei and Joshua James.
PALO ALTO 8A 63, AUDIE MURPHY 8A 29: At Palo Alto, Ta’vean Sevaaetasi scored 14 points to help keep the Patriots unbeaten.
Other scorers for Palo Alto (4-0) were Tavon McCorvey (13), Rashard Barnett (11), Carl Dickens (nine) and Romeo Postell (eight).
Defensive standouts were Khalil Grant, Jaquntin Taylor, Daysshaun Young, Nehemiah Brown and Armoni Clark.
NOLAN 8A 57, UNION GROVE 8A 46: At Nolan, Darius Richardson scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Mustangs to their first victory.
Willie McGee added 19 points, including a 30-foot buzzer-beater at halftime. He also dished out six assists and had five steals. Other contributors for Nolan were Qualin Wilson (six points, four rebounds), Tony Hodges (four points), Ricardo Lewis-Rivera (four points, four rebounds), Tae Moore (two points), Fernando Carrizales (two points, four rebounds) and Chris Kelly (four rebounds).
Jalen Flowers led the defeated Grizzlies with 16 points and 10 steals. Kyle Dow added 14 points and six steals.
Jordan Vales and Jarius Cherry also had six steals each.
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