The Fayetteville Pirate girls notched a 33-22 triumph over the visiting Valley Greyhounds in middle school basketball action on Thursday, Dec. 19.
Kendra Dempsey tallied 11 points to pave the way for the host Pirates. Mollie Thomas and Kerrisyn Feazell added eight points each, Macie Dehart had three, Riley Shockey scored two, and Taylor Dempsey tossed in one.
Destiny Scott's game-high 12 points led the Greyhounds. Other scorers included: Madison Young, 7; and Emily Myers, 1.
The two squads combined to go 0-of-20 from the free-throw line, witch Fayetteville misfiring on 15 freebies.
The Valley boys and girls will host a holiday tournament this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 27-28. Clay County, George Washington and Midland Trail will join Valley in the field. Both Valley teams will play Midland Trail Friday, with the boys facing off at 6:30 p.m., followed by the girls at 7:45 p.m. The Clay boys will face George Washington at 4 p.m. Friday, followed by those two schools' girls squads meeting at 5:15 p.m.
The consolation games will be at 1 and 2:15 p.m. Saturday, and the championship contests are set for 3:30 p.m. (girls) and 4:45 p.m. (boys).
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In a pair of earlier middle school basketball outings:
Meadow Bridge 27
Destiny Scott tallied 11 points last Thursday as the Valley PK-8 girls defeated host Meadow Bridge.
Alexis Dozier contributed nine points, Emily Myers netted eight, Madison Young scored three, and Samantha Edwards tallied two.
"The girls fought hard to the end," said head coach John Frisby. "They dug deep when they had to and pulled it out.
"(I'm) proud of them."
Meadow Bridge 14
On Dec. 12, Valley got a game-high 18 points from Auston Preast to dispatch host Meadow Bridge 40-14.
Other Valley scorers were: Donnie Welch, 2; Sean Sizemore, 5; Christian Watson, 4; Titan Arthur, 3; and David Spaulding, 8.
Jaden Gladwell led the Wildcats with six points. Others in the scoring column were: Cordell McClung, 2; Brycen Sawyers, 2; and Blake Bennett, 4.
Valley 40, Meadow Bridge 14
V: 15 7 11 7 — 40
MB: 0 7 7 0 — 14