The second 8th grade semifinal game put the R. W. Combs Mustangs and the Willard Warhawks on the floor. The Mustangs were able to control the game and went on to win the game by the final count of 50-28.
The R. W. Combs Mustangs controlled the early tempo with their defense, creating multiple transition opportunities. By the time the horn sound, they were on top 16-7.
Play continued to lean toward the Mustangs in the second quarter as well. R. W. Combs managed a 28-15 advantage at the intermission.
The pace slowed slightly in the third period, with Willard finding it difficult to reverse their fortunes. R. W. Combs led 40-23 at the end of the third period, and went on to win by the score of 50-28.
R. W. Combs (50) Sizemore 14, Rice 11, Cornett 10, Holbrook 8, Allen 10 and Beverly 2.
Willard (28) Baker 5, Stidham 7, Miller 2, Wooten 13, and Whitaker 3.
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