We came out with a great first quarter to hold the lead 11-10 at end of 1st quarter. We were hanging in there until mid-2nd quarter when Johnson got a few break away layups and key put backs on the inside as we went into halftime down 23-16.
Coming out in 2nd half we just couldn’t put a dent into the lead at all and Johnson went on to control the game and finish it out with a 44-29 win for Johnson.
We were led in scoring by 8th grader, MaKiya Humphrey with 10 points.
Johnson was led in scoring by 7th grader, A’nieja Russell and 8th grader Emaree Gober who both had 9 points each.
This loss puts our record on the season to 13-6.
As we wrap up another season, I was proud of this group for the season we had. Winning the South District championship was exciting, especially winning it in such a thrilling classic and for reaching the City Semifinals.
I wish all our 8th Graders well and good luck as they move up to high school next year.
Looking at what we will have next year on the Varsity team, we will be very young. Only had a couple rising 8th Graders this year who had minor roles. So we will lean heavy on the rising 7th grade class and with any strong 6th graders coming.
The rising 7th Grade core for next year, as 6th graders this year, helped lead our JV (6th/7th Grade team) to a JV tournament semifinalist finish as they went 9-3 on their season.
Here are the scores from the City Tournament games this week:
Quarterfinals at Westport Middle
Semifinals at Ramsey Middle
Final at Ramsey Middle
Congrats to Johnson Middle on winning this years City Championship. Johnson has now won it in back to back seasons as they repeat as City Champions.
Left to Right: Destiny Jones, Zionna Johnson, Emaree Gober, Jeannae Bolin, Keziah Bradley
This wraps up another JCPS Middle School Basketball season. I hope those who followed the blogs this year enjoyed the insight and information. Thank you
Please check back in June for my article on the “Top Incoming Freshmen in the 6th and 7th Region.” And in August for “Battle of the Bridges All-Star games Recap.”
Go Lady Centurions!