The PCMS basketball teams saw action at home this past Thursday. Their opposition was Clark-Moore of Richmond.
Seventh grade was the only victorious Powell County team for the night. They beat the Braves 36-29.
Hot-handed Brad Smith was definitely the force behind the win as he led the team with 18 points. He connected for 4-of-6 threes, a blistering 66 percent, and was 6-of-8 shooting free throws, a hot 75 percent. Derrick Robinson did his part scoring nine points and Jordan Neace certainly contributed by pulling down seven rebounds.
In eighth grade action the Braves jumped out to an early lead. The scoreboard at the end of the first quarter showed the home team down 14-7. The Pirates stepped up their game to pull within four points at the half, 26-22. In spite of a double-double, 13 points and 14 rebounds, by Brett Goodwin, that was as close as the Pirates got to the lead.
Hunter Martin put seven points on the score board and Matt Brooks added four. Powell attempted to catch up by shooting three pointers but to no avail for they could only connect on one of 13 treys.
On the flip side Clark Moore’s successful 3 point barrage, hitting seven treys and their free throw shooting accounted for the final score of 48-33. The Braves had nine players to put points on the board. Although Powell’s defense worked hard, the even scoring made it difficult to compete. Malik Guidry was the Brave’s lead scorer with 12 points.
Powell’s sixth grade also suffered a loss, 38-18. Again even scoring by the Braves made it difficult for the Pirates to even keep the game close. Eight of the Clark Moore team contributed points. High scorer for the home team was Kory Freeman with eight. Close behind was Dalton Dawson with seven points. Nathan Brooks pulled down seven rebounds.
Congratulations to the seventh grade Pirates for the win. The sixth and eighth grade Pirates will now pick themselves up, dust themselves off and get after it when the holidays are over.