Michael G. Moore is the head coach of the Jefferson County Traditional Middle School basketball team and is going to do a weekly blog post about his team. If you’re interested in doing a weekly blog post about your team, feel free to email Conor Revell at conor.revell@gmail.com.

We lost 26-12 to Barret Traditional Middle last Thursday at Male and our record is now 7-8. We struggled against the Barret press and getting the ball up the court.  Something that has been an issue all season vs. the pressure teams who are aggressive.

This season the main emphasis has been trying to get this group to be more aggressive/physical and have the all-out effort/hustle when on the court.  Whether it’s on defense ourselves and moving fast and quick, or with our rebounding and boxing out.  Then on the offensive end looking to attack the rim with a strong dribble; which is more of a mindset.  We have continued to talk about better decision making and showing more patience with our passes and taking care of the ball vs. pressure.

It’s post-season time in the JCPS middle school girls varsity league with the district tournament having started earlier this week on Monday, Feb. 5th.

On Thursday, Feb. 8th we play in the South District semifinals vs Newburg Middle at Newburg Middle at 3:30 p.m.   We finished as the No. 2 seed and Newburg Middle as the No. 3 seed.  The loser season ends while the winner of this moves on to the South District Final vs the No. 1 seed Moore Middle on Monday, Feb. 12th at 8 p.m. at Westport Middle.

Here is the district championship schedule for Monday, Feb. 12th at Westport Middle:

East District Final at 3:30 p.m. –     (1) Ramsey vs (2) Barret/(3) Carrithers winner

North District Final at 5 p.m. –       (1) Meyzeek vs (2) Johnson/(3) Western winner

West District Final at 6:30 p.m. –  (1) Farnlsey vs (2) Conway/(3) Olmsted South winner

South District Final at 8 p.m. –       (1) Moore vs (2) JCTMS/(3) Newburg winner

Here is the city quarterfinal schedule for Thursday, Feb. 15th at Westport Middle:

South Champion vs North Runner-up at 3:30pm

West Champion vs East Runner-up at 4:45pm

East Champion vs West Runner-up at 6:00pm

North Champion vs South Runner-up at 7:15pm

The City semifinals are Saturday, Feb. 17th at Ramsey Middle at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with the championship at 3p.m.

Go Lady Centurions!