Close, hard-fought games highlighted the high school basketball scene this past week. The south Cumberland rivalry between South View and Gray's Creek was especially intense.
The South View boys and Gray's Creek boys were tied at 56-56 after regulation time expired. That made a great game even better as the teams battled through overtime. The South View Tigers ultimately prevailed, 69-65. The Tigers were led by Dezmin Clark with 26 points and Zavia Jones with 12 points. The Gray's Creek Bears’ leading scorer was Antonio Dupree with 15 points, and Justice Hayes added 14 points.
The South View and Gray's Creek girls have both had successful winning seasons, and each squad wanted a victory in this rivalry game. South View took a narrow 3-point lead into the fourth quarter and closed strong to prevail, 60-52. The leading scorer for the Lady Tigers was Taylor Rowe with 13 points. Lillian Flantos had 12 points, and Mia Ayers had 10. The Gray's Creek Lady Bears were led by Jaelyn Autman with 22, and Cree Townsend added 15.
The Jack Britt girls played a great game in defeating traditional powerhouse Seventy-First High by a score of 57-45. Lauren Moore led the way with 23 points. Ashara Hayes scored 12 points, and Alex Abston added 10.
The Jack Britt boys lost a hard-fought, close contest to Seventy-First, 41-39. Calvin Washington led the Buccaneers’ scoring with 12 points.
Congratulations to our south Cumberland teams for the well-played and exciting games. My readers are encouraged to attend games and support their favorite team.
See you at the games.