Sports, The Braxton Democrat

BCMS Finish Third in CWVAC Tournament,
Several Knights Receive Conference Honors

With two wins and one loss, the BCMS Knights finished third in the conference tournament last week. In their first game, their play-in game, the Knights won 40-35 over South Harrison in what Braxton coach Randall Brown called “a fantastic game played by both teams.”
Three individual basketball players and two cheerleaders received Conference honors at the awards ceremony at the end of the event. Jamie Nettles was named to the All-Tournament Team. Brady Toler and Owen Lowther received All Conference honors. Candence Ramsey and Sophia Cool were named to the All-Conference Cheer Squad.
He reported that South Harrison led from the opening tip, but, he added, “BCMS continued the game plan we designed and were able to take control using our defense. The Knights managed to hit some long shots near the end of the game to take and hold the lead. Brady Toler paced his team with 15 points.
In the semifinal game, George Washington (Putnam County) outscored Braxton 40-32. in that game the Knights took an early lead as they came out running. They held that lead through the first half. However, Coach Brown said, “[Braxton] just imploded.” He explained, “Numerous turnovers led to GW points. We were also out-rebounded the whole night, and little mistakes cost us the game.” Leading the Knights scoring in that game was Owen Lowther with 10 points.
A 57-27 victory over Ravenswood gave Braxton third place in the CWVAC. Jamie Nettles put in 20 points to pace the Knights, and Stevie Boggs added 10. Coach Brown explained that Ravenswood gave his team “a great first half.” The Knights had a short lead at halftime. “Then,” Coach Brown said, “our athleticism took over. We were able to cause numerous turnovers that we turned into points.”
The Braxton coach concluded by saying, “The last game for the eighth graders was bittersweet, but I’m glad we were able to pull off a victory.”
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