Ninth Grade Academy’s Falcons wrapped up their basketball season with a 7-5 record.
Tuesday night NGA took a loss for the second time this year to Lawrence County JV. Thursday, the Falcons were to have a game with Shelbyville, but on the afternoon of the match-up, the Eagles called and cancelled. The Falcons held a Blue and White intersquad game instead. The Blue team took the win.
With a team made up of a lot of football players, many of the Falcons came directly from the gridiron to the gymnasium. As the season progressed, NGA made the transition well, averaging 48 points per game while giving up 41 for the season.
In their intersquad game, the Blue team edged out the White, winning 42-41 after playing six minute quarters with a running clock.
Coach Nathan King led the Blue team and Coach Sherry Horton, the White.
The White team was up 13-10 at the end of one and 20-16 at the break.
But, the Blue team owned the third period, 16-6.
The White rallied in the fourth, taking the final stanza, 15-10, but the Blue squad held on for the one point win.
Ryan Hall led for the Blue team with 14. Blake Bassham had 12; Eli Slayton, 7; Shelton Smith, 5; and Austin Bennett scored 4.
The White squad was led by Logan Wheat with 12. Dylan Anderson scored 11; Eli Eason and Tyler McCown, 7; and Dillon Jean scored 4.
The Falcons took a loss for the second time this season to Lawrence County JV Tuesday night, 57-48.
The Wildcats were big under the basket and fundamentally sound – mistakes are few and far between.
Lawrence opened the game quick, up 11-6 at the end of one.
The Falcons kept it within striking distance in the second, trailing 25-17 at the break.
But, the Wildcats put their foot back on the gas in the third, dropping two quick shots from the arch. Lawrence won the period, 18-11, and was up 43-28 at the end of three.
NGA won the final stanza, 20-14, with Tyler McCown nailing a three and Eli Slayton going 6 of 8 from the line. Dylan Anderson added 8 points in the period, but the Wildcats finished on top 57-48.
Anderson finished with 13; Shelton Smith, 9; McCown, 8; Slayton, 6; Eli Eason, 4; Ryan Hall, Logan Wheat, Dillon Jean and Blake Bassham had 2.
McCown finished with 2 from the arch. NGA was 20 of 42 from the line.