8th Grade Mavericks Start Second Half Of Basketball Season
The 8th grade A and B Mavericks competed against the Bobcats from Otto Middle School on January 8th.
The B-team game started with a fast-paced tempo that saw the Mavericks tied 16-16 after the first period. The offense for both teams cooled in the second with neither team scoring and the Bobcats took small two point lead in the third period. The teams traded leads in fourth period with Murphy finding themselves down by one in the final seconds. A last second shot by the Mavericks was just short and Otto took the win 24-25. Lead scorers of the game were Nathan Bennis with 6pts, Christian Wallace with 5pts, and Alan Lin & Sahil Kasturi, each with 4pts.
The A-team finished their game 31-34, falling short of victory. Lead scorers of the game were Brandon Hardison with 8 pts and Caleb Bergman with 7 pts. The Mavericks next home game will be January 29th against Armstrong Middle.