December 8, 2012

Eighth graders advance in home tournament

Aaron Colen, Sports Editor,
The Express-Star

— The Chickasha Middle School eighth grade boys basketball team won in the first round of the Chickasha Tournament on Thursday.

The Fightin' Chicks beat Riverside 42-36.

Clayton Mosely was the team's leading scorer with 15 points. Kevontay Allen scored 12.

"Riverside played us tough and stuck around the entire game, but in the end we found a way to win," head coach Dace Lemieux said. "We hit our free throws late."

Next, the Fightin' Chicks beat Duncan, 22-18 on Friday.

Tyler Miller scored seven points to lead the team, and Sef Delarosa had six points.

"Not a great shooting night, but we pulled out a late fourth quarter win," Lemieux said. "Good defense kept us in the game when our shots weren't falling."

The Chickasha Middle School eighth grade girls basketball team also beat Riverside in the first round of the Chickasha Tournament.

Jaycie Brown and Meredith Noland had 12 points each to lead the Lady Chicks.

Laekyn Parish and Addisyn Chamber had four points each, Bayler Allen scored three points, and Keeley Cauthen scored one.

The Lady Chicks played Duncan at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the second round of the tournament. Results were unavailable as of press time.