Mamma’s Boys top Jocks for 17-and-under crown; Vols, Quack Attack, Rise Up also collect hardware9:14 am | March 5, 2012
The Elizabethton Boys and Girls Club finished its 2011-12 basketball season with the tournament finals in four age groups on Saturday afternoon.
In the 5-7 group the Happy Valley Credit Union Vols won 37-8 over Rise Up, and in the 10-and-under group it was the Quack Attack defeating the Keller Glass Cyclones 42-23.
In older age groups it was the Horton Sports Rise Up’s taking care of Billy’s Goats by a 68-52 tally, and in the final contest (17-and-under) Mamma’s Boys routed Rock’s Jocks by a 105-93 score.
Mamma’s Boys opened with three treys from Elijah Redd, who scored 23 points in the game, as the boys took a quick 15-7 early advantage that they built into a 50-37 lead at the break.
“We didn’t play defense at all,” said Rock’s Jocks coach Rocky Davenport. “We lost the game in the first 10 minutes. We have a small team that relies on quickness, but we got out rebounded badly.”
Mamma’s Boys continued to put the pressure on in the second half, opening a 66-49 lead after a trey by Kaleb Walters with still 16-plus minutes remaining.
A late rally by the Jocks closed the gap to 98-90 with under a minute left, but the Boys were able to hold off the Jocks run at the finish.
“We have some very good athletes on this team,” said Momma’s coach Kim Miller. “I’m very proud of them. They came to play today and I’m glad these kids get a chance to play in this kind of environment. I think it’s great.”
Walters led the Boys with 32 points, while Jacob Woodby and John Webb each had 17 for the winners. Alesha Sisk and Ian Glover each had eight points for the winners.
The Jocks were led by 33 points from Josh Saults, who connected on four treys. Josh Harrison tallied 30 for the Jocks and nailed six three-point shots and had a four-point play late in the game. Jeffrey Ingram had 20 points for the Jocks.
Rise Up……………………………… 8
In the opener, Landon Ramsey scored a game-high 15 points for the Vols with Bryce Van Huss adding 10 and Donta Little 8 as the Vols cruised to a win with great defense. The Vols held the Rise Up squad to just two first-half points in taking a 13-2 halftime lead.
The Vols outscored their opponent 24-6 in the second half to earn the trophy.
Cameron McDougald led the way for the Rise Up team with four points.
The Quack Attack was victorious by attacking with sharpshooting guard Christian Price, who tallied 33 of the team’s points. Price scored 12 first-half points and the “Ducks” took an early 14-0 lead before the Cyclones got their offense untracked.
In the second half. Kilroy Hill led a comeback attempt by the Cyclones that fell a bit short. Hill finished with a team-high 18 points, but scored 14 in the second half.
For the Quackers, Remington Tyree finished with seven points.
A game that was knotted at 25-25 at the half saw the Riser’s open the second half with a 10-0 run led by the twin guard attack of Caleb Carson and Tyrek Perkins, each of whom finished with 26 points.
A bucket by Shayla Price stopped the bleeding for coach Billy Etter’s squad momentarily, but Rise Up then went on a 13-0 run to make it a 48-27 contest.
The Goats got three straight buckets from Brent Forman and another by post Kris Simmons at that point to close the gap a bit to 48-35. Simmons led the Goats with 25, while Forman added 21.
Martin Mayse scored 14 for the victorious Rise Up squad.