By Tim Chambers
The warm friendly confines inside of Sonny Smith Gymnasium appeared to be the perfect setting for middle school basketball Monday evening, but it wasn’t to kind to the home team.
Hampton earned a sweep in varsity action, taking the girls game 31-24 and the boys 37-12.
The Lady Jr. Highlanders dominated the first half, only to watch Hampton overcome a seven-point deficit with a strong third quarter.
The Jr. Bulldogs sprinted out to a 15-0 lead and never looked back against the young Highlanders, who started three seventh-graders and a sixth-grader.