On Sunday, the final spot in the 8th grade county tournament went to the winner of the Chavies Cardinals and R. W. Combs Mustangs match up. The Cardinals used their high-powered offense to jump out to an early lead, and never looked back as they went on to the 51-31 victory.
The game was nip-and-tuck for the first three minutes of the contest, however, Chavies began to move ahead as the period wore on. At the horn, the Cardinals held a 15-7 lead.
Little changed in the second period, as the Mustangs found it difficult to get a good look at the basket. On the other side of the floor, the Cardinals were getting multiple offensive rebounds that led to points. Going into the locker room, Chavies held a 27-14 advantage.
The game continued as usual in the third period, with the lead hovering around the 15-point margin. R. W. Combs made a late rally that netted them the advantage in the period, but not the game. Chavies went into the final six minutes with a solid 37-12 lead.
The Mustangs continued to hang around early in the fourth quarter. But, as the end drew near, the Cardinals went for the knockout punch. Chavies picked up several easy baskets courtesy of the defense, and went on to win the game by the final count of 51-31.
Kenny Lawson 22, Dylan Cole 10, Jerrin Bowen 17 and Jalen Cooper 2.
R. W. Combs (31)
Braxton Beverly 25, Jason Grigsby 2, Tyler Mullins 2, and Travis Dunn 2.