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Cranberry’s No. 5 attempts to drive the ball past Avery’s Jordan Lecka in the game on
Thursday, Nov. 15.
Kortnie Curry/the avery journal-times



Originally published: 2012-11-19 20:03:08
Last modified: 2012-11-19 20:03:08

Hometown middle school basketball battle

AMS opened up last week by taking on undefeated Bowman Middle School at home on Wednesday, Nov. 14. The Panthers lost the game with a close score of 60-53. Christian Hicks led AMS with 28 points. Deacon Heath added 9 points and Heath Woody chipped in 8 points. D.C. Braswell had a game high of 12 rebounds. Hicks also tallied 11 rebounds. 

The Avery girls had a much better result at Bowman than the boys. The Lady Panthers dominated in the game against Bowman winning with a score of 46-10. Charity Ollis led the team by scoring 15 points and stealing nine balls. Zoe Daniels chipped in 13 points and led the team with 12 rebounds.

Cranberry opened the week by hosting East Yancey. The girls’ team lost with a close score of 24-16 and the boys’ team lost 50-20. 

AMS and Cranberry finished the week in a hometown battle at Cranberry Middle School on Thursday, Nov. 15. Both Avery teams left the game victorious. The girls won the game 39-13 and the boys won with a score of 47-16.

Abbe Miller led the Panthers by scoring 15 points, rebounding 10 balls and posting seven steals. Ollis chipped in 8 points and led the team in steals by stealing 13 balls from the Cranberry Wildcats. 

Hicks and Jordan Lecka led the team by scoring 10 pointes each. Braswell added 6 points and Jacob Wiseman chipped in 5 points. Hicks tallied a game-high eight rebounds followed by Braswell, who rebounded six. Lecka led the team in steals by stealing five balls. Hicks and Heath each tallied four steals. 

AMS returned to action on Tuesday, Nov. 20, when the team took on Harris at home. Avery will host Cane River on Monday, Nov. 26. The game will begin at 5 p.m. with the girls fifth quarter. The boys’ game will immediately follow the girls’ game. 

Cranberry returned to action on Tuesday, Nov. 20, as well when the team traveled to Cane River. CMS will host Bowman on Monday, Nov. 26. The girls fifth quarter will begin at 5 p.m. The boys’ game will start at the conclusion of the girls’ game.