The Cope Cougars and Rusheon Rams swept their respective opponents in middle school boys basketball action Thursday evening.
Cope defeated Elm Grove 30-22 in the eighth-grade game and 45-29 in the seventh.
Rusheon downed Haughton 62-36 in the eighth-grade game and rolled past the Bucs in the seventh.
The Greenacres Mustangs and Benton Tigers split games. The Mustangs took the seventh-grade game 43-33 and the Tigers won the eight 34-15.
Cope, Rusheon and Benton are all 2-0 in eighth-grade district play.
Cope and Rusheon are 2-0 are tied for first in the seventh-grade district at 2-0. Greenacres and Benton are 1-1.
At Cope, Trenton Ivey and Cameron Davis scored 10 and nine points, respectively, to lead the Cougars eighth-grade team to the win.
Kamren Davis paced the Cope seventh-graders with 11 points, and Kaalas Roots added nine.
Eric Brown scored 11 to lead Elm Grove. Amani Larry chipped in with nine.
At Rusheon, Landric Watson had a big game for the Rams eighth-grade squad with 21 points. Keshawn Jones hit double figures with 10 points. Michael Edwards had seven.
Isaiah Wallace, Tyler Andrews and Joshua Dykes combined for 13.
Jacoby Decker scored 14 to lead the Rusheon seventh-graders. Michael Green helped the Rams’ cause with eight.
At Greenacres, Garrett Hable popped in 10 points to lead the Benton eighth-grade team to the win. Jalen Harding and Cameron Robinson had seven points each. Doyle Adams chipped in with six.
Jamichael Hawthorne topped Greenacres with seven.
The seventh-grade game was close through three quarters with the Mustangs leading by two. Greenacres outscored Benton 12-4 in the fourth to secure the victory.
Fred Lemons came through big for the Mustangs with 21 points. Nathan Grace, Jamare Alberta, Jonathan Lacour and Courtney Samuels combined for 20.
Benton was led by Bubba Osby’s 12 points. Brad Fream added eight and Ethan Yarbrough six.