AMS Saints Victorious in Rival Showdown

posted Dec 11, 2017, 8:04 AM by Ryan Allison
Last years 7th grade team has, for the most part, remained intact making them an 8th grade team that will be hard to beat with Coach West at the helm. Saints are three games into the regular season and have remained undefeated.

I was able to catch the game last Thursday (12/7) which happened to be a rival game on the Leopards home turf. This game was exciting from the first quarter to the 4th quarter. In the first half, the Leopards were slow to stop the fast-paced tempo of the Saints offense. Saints put 25 on the board before the half. Logan Reyes racked up a double stat by dropping 11 points in the first half, scoring 16 points total by the 4th quarter. Reyes had sticky fingers with an aggressive steal of the ball and took it to the rack for two. Speaking of sticky fingers, Stevie Waiters blocked a pass in the first half resulting in two more on the board for the Saints.

The Leopards were down at the half. But, I have heard the saying “bet on the losing team” and this was almost the case here. Leopards took to the court being behind a little and just about won the game. The 3rd and 4th quarters were an all-out dog and cat fight to see who would be on top at the final buzzer. Reyes remained strong with the ball scoring 4 more points. Reese Evans crashed the boards, rebounding like a wrecking ball 10 times: 5 offensive and 5 defensive. Saints took this one with a final score of 53-47-the Saints had the last word.

Court cred this game goes to Logan Reyes who led the team in scoring and dropped dimes 6 times allowing his teammates to score. Not to mention his highlight reel worthy steal that resulted in two for the board.

Until it is tipped off again on December 12th on home court that’s Hootie’s scoop on the hoop.

Weston Hooten

Kid Sports Reporter