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Originally published: 2012-11-15 10:47:30
Last modified: 2012-11-15 10:47:30

Middle school basketball launches season

Kortnie Curry

Avery Middle School and Cranberry Middle School launched its basketball seasons this month. Both schools started regular season play on Nov. 1, and will continue playing until the second week in December. 

The AMS girls’ team started the season strong. The team now has a 2-1 record after its first three games. The team opened regular season play with a 39-27 victory over Harris on Thursday, Nov. 1. Abbe Miller led the team by scoring 15 points. 

On Monday, Nov. 5, the team traveled to Cane River without lead scorer Miller due to sickness. After a rough start, the team fell to Cane River with a score of 36-13. On Thursday, Nov. 8, AMS took on East Yancey at home. The team completely dominated in the game and won with a score of 57-22. Miller again led the team as the lead scorer by scoring 21 points. 

“Our girls definitely under performed in our first two contests, but against East Yancey started living up to some of the expectations. With a few good practices and a solid game under our belt, we are looking forward to improving throughout the season and contending for a championship,” added coach Brent Snyder. 

The AMS boys’ team also had a good start to the season. The team opened up with a game against Harris on Thursday, Nov. 1. The team claimed victory over Cane River on Monday, Nov. 5. Avery won the game with a score of 42-25. On Thursday, Nov. 8, the team took on East Yancey at home following the girls’ game. Avery lost with a close score of 49-41.

Both AMS teams returned to action on Tuesday, Nov.13, with a home game against Bowman. The teams will travel to Cranberry on Thursday, Nov. 15. The girls’ fifth quarter starts at 5 p.m. followed by the boys’ game. 

Cranberry started its season a few days before Avery; its season launched on Monday, Oct. 26, with a home game against Cloudland.

On Tuesday, Oct. 30, the team traveled to Harris for a non-conference game. Regular season kicked off with Cranberry taking on Cane River at home on Thursday, Nov. 1. The girls fell to Cane River 43-6 and the boys lost 42-25. On Monday, Nov. 5, the team traveled to Bowman for a regular season conference game. On Thursday, Nov. 8, Cranberry battled Harris. The girls lost 49-31 and the boys lost 38-16. 

Both teams from Cranberry battled East Yancey at home on Tuesday, Nov. 13. The teams will host Avery at home on Thursday, Nov. 15. The girls’ fifth quarter starts at 5 p.m. followed by the boys’ game.