|By Gaylen Duskey |
Spencer Middle School broke open a close game with a 26-7 advantage in the third quarter en route to a 47-26 victory over homestanding Calhoun Middle School Thursday night.
The Yellowjackets trailed at the half, 14-13, in the ultra-physical contest but was able to get its offense going after intermission to pull away for the victory.
Ethan Myers and Drew Kinder scored nine each to lead the Yellowjackets while Jake Nichols added eight.
For Calhoun Jerry Jones led the way with 11.
After taking a 7-5 first quarter lead the Yellowjackets had to sit back and watch as Jones six of his game-high 11 in the second giving the Red Devils a 9-6 advantage and the lead.
The third quarter was the difference although the Yellowjackets did outscore Calhoun 8-5 in the fourth to settle things while pushing the lead out just a little more.
Jackson Taylor and Zack Yanero backed Jones with five each for CMS while David Jones added two and Chris Thornton one.
Christopher Kirkland, Ben Frederick and Sonny Wilson all played but did not score.
Dallan Simmons added five for SMS while Daniel Cottrell, Caleb Moore and Hunter Thompson had four each. Malachi Onwuka had three, Alex Reynolds one and Mason Freas played but did not score.
In the B game SMS opened fast and pulled away from there to take a 38-11 victory.
The Yellowjackets jumped on top 12-2 in the first quarter and pushed that lead out to 20-9 at halftime. The Yellowjackets increased that with a 12-2 advantage in the third quarter and put things away with a 6-0 edge in the fourth.
Jordan Coon led SMS with 11 tying the Red Devils team. He was backed by Brandon May with eight, Devin Heeter with seven, Joey Dean, Dylan Cornwell and Grayson Watson with four each. Casey Jones, Alex Desouza, Bill Ward, Ben Fox and Dean Prunty all played but did not score.
Trevor Carder led Calhoun with six while Brady Fox and Aaron West added two each and Buck Marks one. Levi Gregory, Damon Westfall, Jaron Hall, Nolan Nelson, Jakiah Hickman, Ryan Miliron and Josh Schoolcraft all played but did not score.
The Red Devils will try to get on the winning side of things Tuesday night when they play a doubleheader at Clay Middle School.