The Grayson County Middle School basketball teams played a rare, quadruple-header against Butler County last Saturday in Morgantown, with the Cougars coming away with wins in three of the four games played.
In the morning, the seventh-grade girls moved to 6-5 on the season with a 20-6 win over Butler County. The eighth-grade girls later stayed perfect on the season with a 33-12 win.
In the afternoon, the boys took over the floor with the eighth-graders moving to 6-0 in a game which ended with a running clock as the Cougars won easily 50-18. Finally, the seventh-grade boys took one on the chin in a 28-20 loss to the Bears.
The Lady Cougars led from start to finish in this game after scoring the first six points of the game. The Lady Bears did not get on the board until Jaylen Taylor scored with 1:23 left in the first period. The Lady Cougars led by seven points, 9-2 heading into the second quarter.
Grayson County went scoreless in the second period, but still led by five at the half, 9-4, as the Lady Bears could put just two points on the scoreboard.
Grayson County turned the tables in the third quarter with Chloe Cox scoring the only bucket of the period at the 3:47 mark. The Lady Cougars led 11-4 heading into the fourth quarter.
The Lady Cougars then put the game away with eight unanswered points opening the final period to go up by 15 points, 19-4 with 3:31 remaining to be played.
Gracie Franklin led the Lady Cougars in scoring with six points. Rachel Snyder scored five points and led the team on the glass with five rebounds. Cox finished with four points and three rebounds.
Raigan Cave scored three points, while Bailey Richardson rounded out the scoring with two points.
The Lady Cougars were never in trouble in this one as they improved to a perfect 12-0 on the season with the win. Grayson County held the Lady Bears scoreless in the first period and led 7-0 heading into the second quarter.
A 15-foot, step-back jumper by Kenzie Renfrow with 2:31 to go in the first half gave the Lady Cougars a 12-0 lead before Butler’s Taylor Clark scored at the 2:14 mark to finally get the home team on the board. Grayson County still led 12-2 heading into the half-time intermission.
The Lady Cougars outscored the Lady Bears 11-4 in the third quarter and took a 17-point lead into the final period of play before eventually winning by 21.
Renfrow led the Lady Cougars in scoring with eight points. Kandler Lindsey had seven points and added four rebounds. Hailey Woosley scored five points, while three players, Jenna Nash, Matte Mae Milam and Morgan Lindsey all scored four points. Autumn Cannon closed out the scoring with one point.
Laura Vincent did not score in the game, but she led Grayson County with seven rebounds.
The dynamic duo of Nolan Shartzer and Cameron Wells led the Cougar charge in this game as they led from start to finish. Shartzer recorded a double-double on the day with a game-high 22 points and 10 rebounds. Shartzer also led the team with five assists and four steals.
Wells finished with 15 points and added two boards and three steals.
The Cougars scored the first eight points of the game, then went on to grab a 13-point lead, 19-6 at the start of the second quarter. The defense then held the Bears to just five points in the second quarter and they led by 26 points, 37-11 at the half.
When Kyler Embry hit a lay-in with 1:50 left in the third quarter, the Cougar lead had reached 35 points, 46-11, and the clock began to run continuously by the mercy rule.
Wyatt Schultz scored four points for the Cougars, and Spencer Cannon had three. Embry, Brady Whobrey and Evan Clark all had two points to complete the Grayson County scoring.
Clark scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the seventh-graders in their 28-20 less to the Bears.
Reach Don Brown at 259-9622, ext. 2016.