The Morehead News

Rowan County Sports

February 22, 2008

Kids' hoops...

Jessie Fugett connected on a free throw with time expiring as the Fever netted the 17-16 victory over the Comets in the girls’ division of the Morehead Youth Basketball League, Wednesday night at the Rowan County Middle School. The win was the first of the season for the Fever.

“Just a tad nervous,” Fugett told The Morehead News following the emotional win on the hardwood. “We played real hard as a team and I was a little nervous at the free throw line. This was great to get our first win. It was tough but we pulled through.”

Fugett led the Fever with a game-best 11 points and Becca Stamm finished with four. Jasmine Marlow scored a half-dozen for the Comets and Stevee Townsend hit for five.

“We were playing real well but in the last quarter our defense wasn’t as strong,” Victoria Northcutt of the Comets said. “Our shots weren’t falling, either. We have to work on our defense and work harder on our shooting.”

The Monarchs picked up a 31-9 decision over the Storm.

Brittany Henderson had seven to pace the Monarchs and Jade Turner and Kathryn Duff each chipped in six. Ada Smith led the Storm with four points.

In boys’ action on Wednesday, the Cavaliers, Tar Heels and Celtics each won matchups in the 7-9th-grade bracket.

Dakota Gilkison led the Cavaliers with 24 points in the 52-36 pull-away win over the Jayhawks. Brad Wagoner added seven points in the win. Dakota Newsome put in 21 for the Jayhawks and Josh Green finished with five.

“It was a lot better tonight, we did a lot better,” the Cavaliers’ Laymond Curtis said of his club’s effort in this win as opposed to a loss the night before. “We did pretty good on defense –we work on that a lot!”

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