Jr. Cyclones takes three out of four from East in roundball play
Published 9:10 pm Thursday, December 31, 2020
BY IVAN SANDERS
STAR SPORTS EDITOR
The T.A. Dugger basketball teams closed out 2020 in style as the teams managed to take three of four games from the East Jr. Patriots to close out action for this year.
T.A. Dugger Girls
Behind Sadie Williams 11 points, the Jr. Cyclone junior varsity girls came away with an eight-point win over the East Jr. Lady Patriot junior varsity team.
Jasy Shell and Adrian Heading played big roles in the win as well for TAD as Shell pumped in nine points while Heading finished with eight.
Rylee May collected the final two points of the contest for the Jr. Lady Cyclones.
Johnson had eight points to pace East in the loss. Peaks and Helbert added five and four points respectively.
The Jr. Lady Patriots just didn’t have enough offensive horses to keep up with TAD head coach Matt Fox’s Jr. Lady Cyclones who ran away with a 42-point win in the nightcap.
Leading the way for the Jr. Lady Cyclones were Andrea Flores who led all scorers with 15 points while Kayelyn Nave followed close behind with 13.
Michelle Shields also hit double-digit scoring as she totaled 10 points.
Jamira Smalls played a pivotal role on the inside dropping eight points. Aubrey Cole contributed with six points with Lilly McDuffie collecting the final four points for TAD.
East was led by McCarter with three points in the contest.
T.A. Dugger Boys
The T.A. Dugger junior varsity boys rolled to their third consecutive win by taking down the East Jr. Patriots by 26 points, 50-24.
Justin Whitehead led the charge for the TAD as he netted 13 points in the win. Colby Blevins added 10 points with seven steals.
Kaden Gouge and Jackson Buckles chipped in seven points each with Buckles also collecting eight rebounds.
Other Jr. Cyclones contributing to the victory were Gabe McDougal (four points, five rebounds), Isaiah Adams (four points, four rebounds, and four steals).
Bailey Cannon (2), Jabriel Fain (2), and Aiden Cole (1) closed out the scoring for the Jr. Cyclones.
East received five points from Neal.
Looking to make it a complete sweep, the T.A. Dugger varsity boys came up a couple of points shy of taking the broom out of the closet as they fell to the Jr. Patriots by two points, 46-44.
Andrew Barnett paced the Jr. Cyclones in the contest with 14 points while dishing out five assists. Jeriah Griffin had a big night on the boards pulling down 13 rebounds while adding eight points and making five steals.
Jaiden Wallin also dropped in eight points.
Isaiah Adams (6), Kaden Gouge (3), Justin Whitehead (3), and Rhett Slagle (2 points, 5 rebounds) closed out the night for the Jr. Cyclones.
Johnson scored 25 points for East to lead all scorers.