Middle School Boys Basketball: Greenacres Wins 7th Grade District Championship; Elm Grove lands 8th grade title share

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The Greenacres Mustangs won the seventh-grade district championship on Thursday, and the Elm Grove Eagles clinched at least a share of the eighth-grade title.

In eighth grade games, Elm Grove beat Haughton 51-39 at Haughton, Cope edged Benton 29-27 at Cope, and Greenacres beat Rusheon at Greenacres.

Elm Grove (8-0) leads Cope (6-2) by two games with two to play. Benton (5-3) is third and Greenacres (4-4) fourth.

In seventh grade games, Greenacres beat Rusheon 38-28, Haughton beat Elm Grove 24-23, and Cope beat Benton 32-17.

Greenacres (8-0) leads Elm Grove by three games with two remaining. Cope (4-4) and Rusheon (4-4) are tied for third.

At Greenacres, Brandon Craig and Drayden Dawson led the victorious seventh-year Mustangs with 13 and 10 points, respectively.

Eli Washington scored seven.

Kenny Darby scored 14 points to lead the eighth-year Mustangs.

David Allen and Jeremiah McElveen had 10 each. Cole Lowe scored seven.

In Haughton, Caleb Evans had 22 points to lead the Elm Grove eighth-grade team to victory.

Kaleb Williams added 12 and Demarkus Evans nine. Peyton Rayner and Antonio Gladney combined for five.

Trey Kittrell had a big game for Haughton with 18 points and nine rebounds.

Jayden Musgrove scored 11 points and seven rebounds.

Kavonte Autry led the seventh-year Bucs to a hard-fought victory with 10 points and six rebounds.

Josh Smith had six points. Ethan Johnson had eight rebounds and four points.

Jayden Spencer and Hunter Cheatham led Elm Grove with seven and six points respectively. Greg Rone scored four.

At Cope, Kevin White scored 16 points, including 10 in the second half, to lead the victorious Cougars into eighth grade.

Austin Williams added nine points. Andrew Sharp had a pair of big free throws in the fourth quarter.

Kamryn Smith hit two 3-pointers and led Benton with eight points. Beckett Moore sank one from long range and had five points.

Bennett Morgan led Cope’s seventh-year team to victory with 12 points,

Jerry Davenport and Russell Barret scored four apiece. Omar Scott and Daylen Carmouche combined for six.

Malachi Zigalar and Ethan Washington beat Benton with seven and five points respectively.

Note: The above report is based on information provided by coaches. It will be updated if more information is received.

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