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 started the season with a bang with an impressive win vs Crosby 40-8 last Thursday.  We had a few Alumni players come out and enjoy the game with us as we enjoyed Alumni Day.  We came out a little slow to start the game and then found our groove to finish the game out. 8th grader, Alexia Weaver led us in scoring.  Crosby was led by 8th grader, Sophie Arnold.
On this past Saturday, in the Manual HS showcase, we had a great battle vs Farnsley. We won 36-34.  We were in control early in the game holding a 8-10 point lead but Farnsley fought back to tie the game up. It was a back n forth battle the rest of the game. Late in 4th qtr, we got clutch Free throws by 8th grader Kayla Paige and a big jump shot by 8th grader, Mia Henderson to help seal the game at the end.
We were led by strong game performances from 8th grader, Alexia Weaver and 7th grader MaKiya Humphrey.   Farnsley was led by their big trio; 7th grade guards A’Niya Haskins and Emaree Gober, and 8th grade forward Ja’La Douglas.
Scores from the Manual HS showcase:
Barret 48
Newburg 34
Noe 26
Westport 24
Farnsley 34
Johnson 40
Western 10
I would like to say “Thank You” to the Manual HS girls b-ball team & coaching staff for such a great event. Looking forward to playing next year.
Now with a 2-0 record, we turn our focus towards our matchup on Thursday, Nov 8th at Male HS at 7:45pm vs the top team in JCPS this year, Ramsey Middle.
JCPS has no school on Monday or Tuesday this week so we will prep for the game on Wednesday at practice.  Last year Ramsey beat us 45-18, so will have figure out the best way we can score consistently to keep the game competitive. On defense we will try to contain and slow down Ramsey’s dynamic 8th grade guard duo; Triniti Ralston and Jakayla Thompson.
Go Lady Centurions!