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Cope teams stay unbeaten; Benton sweeps; Rusheon, Elm Grove split

Russell Hedges



The Cope Cougars seventh- and eighth-grade teams continued their winning ways as the second half of the district season began Thursday.

Cope swept the Greenacres Mustangs, winning the seventh-grade game 42-24 and the eighth 43-31.

Both Cope squads improved to 6-0.

Elsewhere, the Benton Tigers swept the Haughton Bucs, taking the seventh-grade game 33-14 and the eighth 41-33.

Elm Grove and Rusheon split games. The Eagles seventh-grade squad edged the Rams 42-40, and the Rams eighth-grade team won big.

At Cope, Ta’Rae Robinson had a big game for the Cougars seventh-graders, pouring in 20 points. Kaalas Roots added 10 and Ty McCoy had nine.

Quillin Dixon continued his solid season for the Cope eighth-graders with a team-high 14 points. Trenton Ivy added 10 and Zylon Newson nine.

Colby McGee topped Greenacres with 13 points.

At Haughton, Brad Fream paced the Benton seventh-graders with eight points. Bubba Osby, Ethan Yarbrough and Toms had five each.

Alexander Morris topped Haughton with eight points. Haughton coaches praised Dawson Hunt and Brock Breed for their defensive play.

Jalen Harding scored 10 to lead the Tigers eighth-grade team. Doyle Adams and TJ Anderson scored nine each. Garrett Hable chipped in with eight.

At Rusheon, Amani Larry scored 18 points to lead the Elm Grove seventh-grade team to the win. Caleb Reese added 10.

Alec Crain hit the front end of a one-and-one to tie the score with less than 3 seconds to play. After the miss on the second shot, he picked up the loose ball and hit the game winner as the buzzer sounded.

Rusheon, which fell two games behind Cope in the standings, got a combined 20 points from Brenden Mosely and Ja’Nron Rogers.

Michael Edwards and Tyler Andrews scored nine points each as the Rusheon eighth-graders remained a game behind Cope with the victory.

Landric Watson chipped in with eight points. Isaiah Wallace, Keshawn Jones, Kevin Daniels and Demorco Hill combined for 24.

Craylon McGhee led Elm Grove with six points, and Ty Hubbard had five.



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