The Cope Lady Cougars, Rusheon Lady Rams and Elm Grove Lady Eagles swept seventh- and eighth-grade middle school girls basketball games Monday evening.
Cope downed Haughton 41-19 in the seventh-grade game and 30-19 in the eighth-grade game.
The Cope eighth-graders improved to 7-0 in district play. The Lady Cougars can clinch the district title with a victory over second-place Rusheon (5-2) Thursday at Rusheon.
Rusheon defeated Benton 19-11 in the seventh-grade game. The eighth-grade game was close throughout, with the Lady Rams winning 27-25.
Elm Grove dropped Greenacres 42-21 in the seventh-grade game and 28-14 in the eighth-grade game.
The Elm Grove seventh-graders raised their record to 7-0. Cope is second at 6-1.
At Cope, Chloe Walker continued her stellar season, scoring 18 points to lead the Lady Cougars seventh-graders. Jazmyne Dawson almost matched her with a 17-point effort.
Haughton’s Keeana Barber, Champagne Dennis and Savannah Salley combined for 12 points.
Haughton coach Justin Turner said Walker’s speed led to some easy baskets for the Lady Cougars.
Krystal Grannum paced the Cope eighth-graders with 13 points. Mary Claire Rock, Ahshana Gipson and Hannah Wooten combined for 15.
Dy’unica Washington and Mary Gladney scored six apiece for Haughton.
At Rusheon, Destiny Thomas led the Lady Rams seventh-graders with nine points.
Bree Godwin, Cecila Cruz, Jada Johnson and Chrishawna Jones combined for 10.
Benton’s Mackenzie McEntee and Brittney McLelland combined for eight points.
Quienna White scored eight points and Brianna West had seven to lead the Rusheon eighth-graders, who won for the fourth straight time.
Latrina Morris and Artisha Reney combined for 10. Coach Cedric Washington said Davinia Keith, A’reonna Gilbert and Jasmine Nash also had some key points.
Rebecca Grantham poured in 12 points and Kichauna West had eight to lead Benton. KellyAnna Ross and Morgan Hearn combined for six points and played outstanding defense, coach MaryJo Duddy said.
Duddy praised Lynnse Terhune’s defensive effort with four fouls in the fourth quarter.
“The eighth-grade played their best game of the season,” Duddy said.
At Elm Grove, Dionisha Wilson led the Lady Eagles seventh-graders with 14 points and Meagan Laboy had 12.
Kourtney Landry tossed in eight points to lead the Elm Grove eighth-graders. Niaya Fant and Mackenzie Kleinpeter had six each, and Camryn Cox added five.