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7th, 8th Grade Basketball Bears Wrap Up Season

The Ava Middle School Bears wrapped up the 2012-2013 season at home against the Fighting Irish of Springfield Catholic Schools.

The Irish defeated the Bears 29-9 in the seventh grade contest. Leading scorer for the Bears was Takoma Dobbs with 6 points; the remainder of the scoring included 2 points from Braden Swofford and 1 point from Demitrius Morgan.

The Bears defeated the Irish 28-18 in the eighth grade game. Both teams struggled early to score points, as the Bears led 5-0 after one period and led 9-6 at halftime.

Ava extended the lead to the final 10-point margin early in the final period. Leading scorers for the Bears were Colton Skyles with 8 points, Anthony Rosas with 7 points, and Nick Sterling with 6 points. The rest of the scoring for the Bears included:  Kelly McDonald 4, Chase Dodson 2, and Taylor Haltom 1.

Coach Jeff Pool and the 7th grade Bears closed out the season with a record of 5 wins and 10 losses, while the 8th grade finished with a record of 12 wins against 3 losses.