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Girls basketball: Greenacres, Elm Grove sweep; Haughton, Benton split


Russell Hedges



The Greenacres Lady Mustangs and Elm Grove Lady Eagles swept their opponents in middle school girls district basketball action Thursday.

The Lady Mustangs seventh-graders defeated the Cope Lady Cougars 35-20. The eighth-grade team won 41-31.

The Elm Grove seventh-graders downed Rusheon 24-8. The eighth-grade Lady Eagles edged the Lady Rams 20-18.

Elsewhere, Haughton and Benton split their games. The Lady Tigers won the seventh-grade contest 37-12. The Lady Bucs won the eighth-grade game 24-17.

At Cope, Traciona Russell had a big game for the Lady Eagles seventh-graders, scoring 19.

Jhnaudika Cook helped the Greenacres cause with seven points.

Jaisha Banks paced the Lady Cougars with nine points. Emily Francis and Brooklyn Brandon combined for eight.

The Lady Mustangs rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit in the eighth-grade victory.

Camila Rodriguez tossed in 22 points and Brittney Roberson added 14 to lead Greenacres.

Courntney Walker topped Cope with 11 points. Chole Walker and Jasmnye Dawson combined for 13.

At Elm Grove, Madeline Grunewald scored eight points and Natavia Anthony chipped in with six to lead the Lady Eagles seventh-graders.

Rusheon’s Mel Lewis and Essence Walpool combined for eight points.

In Rusheon’s two-point loss to Haughton in the district opener Monday, Walpool scored seven points and Lewis had four.

Elm Grove rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit in the eighth-grade game. Dionisha Wilson and Jordan Lancaster combined for 14 points.

“They really stepped up in the second half and proved they wanted a victory,” coach Jessica Kelly said.

The Rusheon eighth-grade team opened the season Monday with a win over Haughton. Destiny Thomas had seven points, eight rebounds and four steals. Crishawnna Jones had 10 points, five rebounds and five blocks.

At Benton, Emily Ward pumped in 17 points to lead the Lady Tigers seventh-graders.

Abbie Wynn and Madison Breazeale combined for 11. Savannah Powell, Karmeisha Bradley and Morgan Bradford played outstanding defense, coach Mary Jo Duddy said.

Champagne Dennis led the Haughton eighth-graders to the win with 13 points. Keeana Barber and Mayghan Myers combined for nine. Myers also was effective in Haughton’s press defense.

Mackenzie McEntee led Benton with 11 points. Denesia Turks and Taylor Ennis combined for six.

Malorie Gill had several steals. Breelea Johnson and Britney McLelland played well underneath the basket, Duddy said.

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