By Stephanie Banks
NBMS – The North Buncombe Middle School boys’ basketball has had a big week back from Christmas break. Three games after the hard loss before break, the record for the team is now 9-3.
Losing right before the break to Asheville Middle School (AMS) at home in a hard game. The boys played game in the paint with hard body plays and holding on to the game until, at 1.8 seconds left, the AMS player hit a two-point shot and gave no time for the Hawks to go down court and answer.
The NBMS boys played a high demand game. Gabe Banks had 15 points in this game and 9 rebounds. Parker Ingle had 8 points and with two 3-pointers. Canaan Norton had 5 points and many assists to the paint for points. Hard loss for the Hawks of 28 – 30.
The first game back from the break was at home against Cane Creek Middle School with big post player Spencer Roane putting up 17 points and eight rebounds. The great leader of the game, also with 17 points, was point guard Chad Clark. These two led the team to victory with 53-30 over Cane Creek Middle school. Reid Cook, the high post, came in the game with seven points and five rebounds.
Coach Allison put in some all-star point grabbing 7th graders Carson Brown with four points and Jeremiah Dodd with seven points. This game was a record winner with the NBMS boys. They were relaxed and having fun with 8th graders sharing the spotlight with the 7th graders. The glory spread throughout the team.
The team then traveled to Owen Middle School this past week, carrying a victory home with a 44-28 point win. Chad Clark led the team in points, carrying home 15 big points for his team and two great steals. Roane had 11 points at post, getting five big steals and carrying home some great momentum.
The team was holding back fouls and had Owen Middle carrying the fouls for the night. The team shot 23 foul shots in this game. Gabe Banks led his team with 13 great rebounds and two big blocks. Reid Cook at post had six points and three helping rebounds for his team. This game was a good one for the win column for the Hawks.